ANTHONY Andrews has explained that Windsor believe they can win promotion this season after a sixth straight win in Southern Counties North.

Windsor won 49-12 at High Wycombe on Saturday to move up to third position in the league table as the season reached its half-way point.

Head coach Andrews told the Observer: “The boys were brilliant. It was a nice way to end the year and I’m looking forward to the games after Christmas now.

“It was really positive. We’ve played some good rugby in the last few weeks and things are finally coming together.

“The boys are fantastic and played really well on Saturday. They’ve worked hard and the results and performances have backed that up.

“Everyone is in good spirits. We can look forward to the rest because we’re in the mix for promotion in the New Year.

“It was pretty close in the first half and credit to High Wycombe for that, but we were able to break them down and played really well after the break.

“The scoreline is about right which was pleasing.”

He added: “Result didn’t go our way early on in the season, we lost by a couple of points, like Beaconsfield where we lost in the last play of the game.

“We’re back up to third place now and not far behind the top two, and we back ourselves to push on.

“Promotion is something that we talked about before the season started and, after the last six games, we all believe we can do it now. There’s still a lot to do but we are there or thereabouts.

“We will back ourselves in the return fixtures against the teams we’ve lost to and, if we can win those, then we will be in the mix.”

Windsor will also represent Berkshire in a national cup in the New Year with the final to be played at Twickenham.

Their first tie is at home to the leaders of Southern Counties South on Saturday, February 10.

Andrews said: “We set ourselves the target of being the top side in Berkshire to enter the national cup and we’re in the mix for that now.

“It’s not every day that you get the opportunity to play in a cup where the final is at Twickenham.

“Not many of our players have played at Twickenham before so we will be taking it as seriously as the league.

“It will certainly be a real test for us to play very good sides and to keep up our momentum in the league.

If you win four matches then you get to play at Twickenham, so that’s a very big carrot in front of the players and everyone else.”

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