ALAN Walters has admitted that Slough were “very poor” after a 22-17 defeat at Didcot on Saturday.

The Greenies suffered their first defeat in seven matches but remain third in the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Premier table.

Slough head coach Walters bemoaned: “It was our poorest performance of the season. We were just poor on the day and Didcot wanted it more.

“Nothing went in our favour as a few decisions from the referee went against us, but it was a poor game of rugby.

“We didn’t stick to the plan or the pods that we wanted to play, and were probably only at 50 per-cent. We didn’t look right from kick-off.

“We were just very poor on the day and it was our worst performance of the year. It was annoying but Didcot wanted it more than us.

“People think that because we’ve been winning games they can just turn up and perform well, so I’m disappointed with a few players.”

Ben Ambrose scored a try in each half for Slough that were converted by Max Miles, who also booted a first-half penalty.

The Greenies will look to regain the winning thread at Abingdon on Saturday, April 1, though Walters knows it will not be an easy task.

He said: “Abingdon is a tough place to go and we’ve not won there in the last two years.

We need to come back down and work harder than ever. We had a lot to think about in training in midweek, thought into our processes.

“When we stick to the plan we’re a very good team, but when we don’t we look normal.”