WINDSOR head coach Anthony Andrews has his sights set on a top-half finish after a stirring comeback helped them stun Reading Abbey 21-11 on Saturday.
The home side appeared to be in control as they lead 8-0 after 50 minutes, but Windsor scored three converted tries to leapfrog their opponents in a what is an increasingly tight South West One East table.
The victory lifted Andrews’ side to ninth, albeit only four points clear of second-bottom Chippenham, and he is confident his side can climb further with five games of the season remaining.
He told the Observer: “I’ve found it really surprising just how tight the league has been. A couple of wins swing in the next couple of weeks and you could be sitting in sixth, but a couple of losses and you could be 13th, it’s that tight.
“Hopefully the win will give us a bit of confidence and a little breathing space, albeit not much.”
He continued: “There’s a hell of a long way to go and a lot of points to play for. We’ll keep looking for points every week, and if we can keep getting them we’ll put ourselves in a good position to stay up and hopefully to finish in the top half of the table, which is still our aim.”
Next up are Royal Wootton Bassett at Home Park on Saturday, and Andrews concluded: “In the last six games (including Abbey) we’ve only got two home games so it’s a really tough run-in.
“They’re ones we’re going to be targetting. I’m not quite sure what’s happened to Wootton, because they were really strong in the first half of the season.
“I don’t know if they’ve got injuries or stuff like that, but they’ll be a good team and we’ll have to prepare well.
“But, we’ll be confident after winning, and especially the second-half performance.”
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