WINDSOR head coach Anthony Andrews believes there is more to come from his side in their challenge for the Southern Counties North title this season, writes Rob Stevens.

Windsor have led the promotion race for most of the season and returned from their Christmas break to beat Berkshire rivals Reading 29-11 at Home Park on Saturday.

Andrews explained his team did enough for the bonus point win, their fifth straight victory in the league, which leaves them six points clear at the top of the table.

However, he also acknowledged Windsor will have to keep on improving to remain in pole position with tough matches against high-flying Bicester and Buckingham still to come this January.

He told the Observer: "It was a very testing game and Reading came back into it at the beginning of the second-half with a try that put us under a little bit of pressure.

"We then had a man in the sinbin which gave them a little bit of momentum, but we reacted well and it was pleasing to get the five points.

"We made a few errors but overall we done what we needed to do to get the points so we can't be too disappointed.

"The performance was probably not our best but the first game back after the New Year is never ideal so we will not look into it too much.

"The performance wasn't as good as it can be, so we're a little disappointed, and that's not a bad thing. It's good to be a little bit disappointed even though we won fairly comfortably because we know there's more to come from us."

Andrews added: "The biggest challenge is players have been away and there hasn't been too many training sessions over Christmas.

"There has been a lack of contact with the players so we've got to get to know each other again and some have gone three weeks without touching a rugby ball."

Windsor welcome third in the table Bicester in the second of their three consecutive matches at Home Park this January on Saturday (2.15pm), and Andrews wants his side to capitalise on home advantage.

He explained: "We look forward to the visit of Bicester but we will look to improve to stay where we are in the table next week and the week after.

"Bicester have had eight wins on the trot so they will be confident but we're at home again and hopefully will have a few players back from injury.

"If we can win all three of these home matches that will put us in a really strong position going up to Buckingham (Saturday 26th January), who are currently in second place.

"I don't remember too much about them but we will sit down and review the video and see if there's anything we can pick out to work on."

Andrews continued: "We are aware of where we are in the table and on balance we probably deserve to be there.

"We've started to develop some competition in the team and, if we can keep on pushing and trying to get better, then we will be in a strong position.

"There's a long way to go but we know we've got the capabilities to beat anyone as long as we keep on improving each week."