WINDSOR have returned to form in Southern Counties North this season after a 17-7 victory against Buckingham at Home Park on Saturday.

Windsor suffered a first defeat in nine league matches when losing a Beaconsfield last week, but they did not dwell on the loss and remain third in the league table.

A delighted head coach, Anthony Andrews, told the Observer: “We definitely deserved to win. We were brilliant in the first half and 17-0 up at half-time.

“Unfortunately the second half was a scrappy affair because the pitch at that time was pretty muddy with errors from both teams.

“We ended the match frustrated not to get a bonus point but, upon reflection and given the conditions, to win against the second in the league is really pleasing.

“It was a really positive performance on Saturday.

“We were unlucky at Beaconsfield because we had chances, so we used that disappointment as a bit of extra energy on Saturday.

“The way we started was some of the best rugby we’ve played this season, and we’re playing some really good stuff at home.”

The win means Windsor are now eight points behind Buckingham in second place and, with regards to the race for promotion, Andrews said: “There’s still lot of rugby to play this season “We must rely on the teams above to slip up and drop points so it is out of our hands.

“So we will focus on winning as many games as we can, and get as many points as we can, so if they do slip up we are there to apply the pressure.

“The win on Saturday has closed the gap and there is still a long way to go. Anything can happen in the next few weeks so we will keep on building and playing well and see where it takes us.”

Windsor turn their attention to the Intermediate Cup Southern Counties and a semi-final at home to Sherborne, second in Southern Counties South, this Saturday (2.15pm).

Andrews said: “We don’t know much about teams in that league. We will prepare like we have been and focus on our game, make sure we are up to scratch and go and enjoy ourselves.

“The cup is an extra opportunity and we are not too worried about the next game but just glad to be a part of it. We will prepare well and enjoy ourselves.

“Sherborne will be a decent side because they are near the top of their league. Apart from the Beaconsfield loss we have been on a fantastic run ourselves.

“We’ve been brilliant at home so we will be super confident with a full strength squad to pick from.

"In the cup you can include a few extra players so hopefully we will get a few more involved.

"Hopefully we will get a few people down and get a good atmosphere at the club.

"Sherborne is a bit of a journey so they will have a coach trip in them and be playing in unfamiliar surroundings."

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