WINDSOR will be a threat to anyone in Southern Counties North this season once they develop a more clinical edge to their game, according to Anthony Andrews.

Andrews had to rebuild the squad at Home Park after relegation from South West One East last season and it took time for them to find their rhythm again.

Windsor suffered defeat in three of their first five matches but have improved to win their last three including a 20-13 home victory over Thatcham on Saturday.

George Jupp, James Cullen and Matt Balmer scored tries while Jack Gaylor was on target with a conversion plus a penalty.

The success leaves Windsor in fifth position in the league table with head coach Andrews keen to keep the momentum and improvement going.

He told the Observer: “We played really well for 60 minutes or so and looked like heading toward a pretty comfortable win, but then our discipline got the better of us and we let Thatcham back in.

“Thatcham deserved their bonus point but I’m disappointed to come away without maximum points.

“We’re certainly developing our mentality and it’s improving this season, but we’ve still got a lot of work to do. It’s something we’re developing in training.

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PHOTO: Windsor head coach Anthony Andrews believes confidence and momentum is building at Home Park.

“We’re going in the right direction but lacked a bit of character to put the game completely out of the reach of Thatcham.

“We picked up a few yellow cards towards the end so had to finish the match with 14 players, but on the whole we defended really well and deserved to win.

Thatcham had a good pack but our forwards responded really well. We had a few different combinations in the back line but they all put their hands up.

“We’re looking good at the back and our attack is starting to get there. We just missed out on a few chances on Saturday but the positives are we’re creating them.

“When we can convert those chances we will be a real threat to anyone in the league.”

Andrews continued: “We lost a lot of players to retirement or people moving to other clubs and pretty much had to start again in the summer.

“We had to rebuild the team and that was evident at the start of the season when we lost a few close games because people were still getting to know one another.

“But, we’ve conceded less than 20 points in the last three matches so that’s really pleasing.

“It would be great to get promoted this season but for me it’s about keeping on building momentum and improving each week.

“We’ve got a tough run of matches after Christmas so will take each game as it comes and try to improve. Hopefully we will still be in the mix come Christmas but it’s shaping up to be an exciting season.”

Windsor return to action with a trip to third from bottom Gosford All Blacks on November 25.

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