THE Windsor Dames have reached the National Junior Plate final for the second year running after a 22-19 win away at York on Sunday.

Chloe Baker, captain Sophie Barnett and player-of-the-match Nikita Finlay scored the tries for Windsor in the semi-final success.

The Dames can now look forward to the final at Royal Wotton Bassett on Sunday, April 1.

Windsor can leapfrog Newbury into second place in the Women’s National Challenge league with an away win this Sunday.

Maidenhead are now favourites to win the South West One East title this season after a 33-22 win against league leaders Old Patesians on Saturday.

Maidenhead had to come from 15-13 behind at the half-time interval at Braywick Park, but the win means they are now just two points behind Old Patesians in the table with a game in hand.

Lewis Jones crashed over in the first half for a try that Tom Finnie converted. Finnie also booted two penalties before the break.

In the second half, two Finnie tries, a Perry Jansen touchdown plus an Ed Keohane drop goal secured a crucial win for the home side.

Maidenhead will go to the top of the table with a win at Old Centralians this Saturday.

Windsor have slipped back into the bottom four after a 29-19 defeat at home to Royal Wootton Bassett. They return to action at third from bottom Swindon on Saturday March 25.

In the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Premier, Drifters thrashed Chesham 55-3, Slough lost narrowly 25-24 at Tadley while Phoenix lost 46-7 at Abingdon.

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