WINDSOR head coach Anthony Andrews believes his side produced their best performance of the season to beat Bicester 59-0 on Saturday, writes Rob Stevens.

Bicester arrived at Home Park full of confidence after a run of eight straight wins in Southern Counties North, but they could not cope with the intensity and pace of the home side.

It is the third time this season Windsor have won and not conceded and Andrews is most pleased with their hunger not to let the visitors score a point.

He told the Observer: "It was probably our best performance of the season to be fair and a comprehensive victory. It was a complete 80-minute performance and the first time we've had that this season as a group.

"A lot of people had talked about the form that Bicester were in but we trained really well and looked so sharp last Thursday. I thought if we could play with that same intensity and pace then Bicester wouldn't be able to cope with it.

"We put them under so much pressure and defended as a team so Bicester couldn't cope and it was pleasing to watch.

"They didn't give up and put us under pressure in the last 10 minutes, but the most pleasing aspect was the way we defended in that period.

"Our defence is something we've talked about a lot. We were so hungry not to conceded and that showed in our good performance as a team.

"The boys worked really hard for each other in defence not to concede a point so full credit to them for their outstanding workrate."

The win is a sixth straight victory in the league for Windsor and keeps them six points clear at the top of the table.

Andrews believes their performance against Bicester has laid down a marker to the rest of the league, but he is keen to keep feet on the ground with nine matches still to play this season.

Windsor welcome Berkshire rivals Reading Abbey to Home Park this Saturday (2.15pm) ahead of a crucial trip to second-placed Buckingham on Saturday 26th January.

Andrews explained: "The performance and result last weekend has laid down a marker to all in the league that we're serious about continuing our unbeaten run.

"The challenge is to keep on working hard and getting better, so we will just focus on the next training session and the next game.

"We've got to keep on improving and, if we can keep on doing that, then the points and results will look after themselves.

"We're going to keep our feet on the ground after the performance last weekend because there's still a long way to go this season. We're not going to get carried away with where we are in the league because there's still a lot of work to do."

He continued: "Reading Abbey are a good team and beat Reading last weekend, so they will turn up with a little bit of confidence.

"Games against them are always tough and pretty tight historically, so I expect a tough match.

"We're still picking up injuries so each team that we put out will be slightly different. Hopefully the injuries that we have aren't too serious so we can go into the game with a strong squad.

"It's great to be at home and the support we've had in recent weeks has really been fantastic. It gives us a little boost in confidence.

"The nightmare summer we had has almost been turned on its head a little bit and hopefully we can win at home again on Saturday to start the New Year with three straight victories."