WINDSOR made it nine wins on the bounce in Southern Counties North this season after a 55-12 victory against rivals Slough on Saturday, writes Rob Stevens.

Windsor suffered only their third defeat of the campaign when losing at Sherborne in the National Cup the weekend before, but they bounced back with a comprehensive win over the Greenies at Home Park.

The home side had to come from behind against Slough and head coach Anthony Andrews believes the Greenies deserve credit for their performance in defeat.

He told the Observer: “It was a pretty comprehensive performance. We pulled away in the end and I’m pleased to get the five points.

“We played some good stuff at times and scored good tries, but Slough didn’t make it easy and kept on going so give them credit as well.

“Slough started the game positively and took the lead. We did speak about the fact that they would come at us but maybe we didn’t believe it.

“Give Slough a lot of credit for the way they started the game. Maybe they ran out of steam a little bit but they didn’t give up.

“I’m quite surprised they haven’t got more wins this season because they’ve got some decent players in their side.

“Slough were brave but our superior fitness and energy was a little bit too much for them in the end.”

The win means Windsor remain top and 15 points clear of the chasing pack in Southern Counties North with six matches remaining this season.

Windsor travel to High Wycombe this Saturday (2.30pm) looking to reverse their 27-21 defeat back in November.

Andrews said: “There are still areas that we want to improve on a little bit.

"There will be a little bit of extra desire to turn the result around, but it's another opportunity to get more points on the board.

"We can't get too caught up in what's happened before but we will use it as extra motivation."