WINDSOR became the first side this season to lose to Salisbury after a 33-31 defeat in the South West One East on Saturday.

Salisbury had been beaten in all their previous 17 matches but were able to edge out Windsor - the visitors still coming away with two valuable bonus points.

The home team opened the scoring with a penalty within the first five minutes and were to increase the advantage shortly after with a try in the corner following a Windsor defensive mistake. The try was converted.

The score seemed to bring Windsor to life and an attack led to a five-metre scrum on the Salisbury line where Chris Emmett was to open the account. Jack Gaylor missed the conversion.

Windsor were lucky not to go further behind from the restart as they gave away a penalty but the Salisbury fly-half missed the kick.

The visitors continued to make mistakes and give away too many penalties with early season habits starting to creep into play. Salisbury increased their lead further midway through the first half with a try which was converted.

Windsor reduced the deficit following a James Cullen try after a kick and chase by debutant Michael Chambers on 30 minutes. Gaylor kicked the conversion.

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Unfortunately Windsor were unable to reduce the deficit further with Salisbury kicking two more penalties to make the half time score 23-12.

Windsor head coach Jack Pattinson gave his players a stern half-time team talk as most of the Salisbury points had been caused by errors or indiscipline with too many penalties being given away.

Unfortunately they could not raise the level of performance and were further hampered by injuries to Cullen and Allen Crawshaw, who were unable to take much part in the second half.

Salisbury increased their lead further with a try in the 55th minute. Windsor did reduce the deficit soon afterwards with Chambers scoring a try which was converted b Gaylor. Salisbury again went further ahead with an unconverted try.

In the last five minutes, following a Windsor, attack Ben Grant-Adamson was to score a try. This was converted by Gaylor.

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Windsor went on the attack from the restart and Salisbury conceded a penalty by deliberately throwing the ball into touch.

Windsor kicked into the corner looking for one last attack and from the resulting line out prop forward Tom Berry was the first to react and pounced over the line to score. Gaylor booted the conversion attempt.

The defeat sees Windsor stand in 11th position in the league table and eight points above the relegation zone ahead of a visit to Home Park from Chippenham this Saturday (2pm).