TOM HEEKS insists that Drifters put a disappointing league defeat behind them to win 24-11 at rivals Chesham on Saturday.

Drifters were soundly beaten by title rivals Swindon College Old Boys two weeks ago, but used the defeat as a wake up call and raised their own game.

Heeks’ side were too good for Chesham in a match that served as a double-header, meaning they go second in the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Premier table and can look forward to a Bucks Bowl final at home to Slough on December 3.

“It’s really good to go on in the cup so it was a good win and a good day out,” the Drifters head coach told the Observer.

“The performance was really good and we have bounced back from the disappointment at Swindon. That served as a wake-up call that the boys actually have to work quite hard at it now.

“We won the game with our tight defence. Chesham never got past three phases. We shut them down and that was impressive.”

Looking ahead to the final and a clash with Slough, Heeks said: “It will be down at our ground and is our first home cup fixture this season. It will be very good.

“We beat Slough earlier in the season but they will be a much-improved side now because there is inconsistency at the start.

“We will go into it as favourites and I will be disappointed if we lose.

“Lots of preparation will go into it at training and all roads lead to the final, but we don’t want to forget about this weekend.”

Drifters, now back up to second in the table, travel to Crowthorne in the league this Saturday.

Heeks said: “Crowthorne seem to be having a pretty good season, they sit mid-table, so it will be a very well contested game and I anticipate a big pack.

“We look forward to it with a few injured players coming back.”