ALAN Walters has admitted that Slough were beaten by a far more clinical side in their Southern Counties Senior Vase semi-final exit on Saturday.

The Greenies lost 43-3 at home to Swindon College Old Boys and Walters was full of praise for the winning side.

“It was far from a one-sided game but Swindon are very good and undefeated this season,” the Slough head coach told the Observer. “They’re a very good team and their reaction work is so much quicker.

“It was a very good, honest game of rugby, but the difference was they were clinical and we were not. We matched them 50-60 per cent of the time but were not clinical enough. Swindon are a very good outfit and scored some really decent tries.”

Slough made a good start when Max Miles opened the scoring with a penalty inside 10 minutes.

However, Swindon ran in four tries before the half-time break, and three more after the interval for a comfortable win.

The Greenies turn their focus back to the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Premier on Saturday with a trip across Berkshire to Hungerford.

Slough beat Hungerford in October and Walters is backing his side to complete the double.

“We’ve beaten them before but I’m expecting a totally different game,” he said.

“They know our strengths now, but we have a very settled and competitive side. We just need to be more clinical.

“I’m looking forward to a good game and I think we can beat them again.”

He added: “We’ve put a run of performances together. We were very competitive against Drifters in a good game and came away with a creditable draw.

“The boys are confident we will give them a game and it’s all going the right way for us.”