SLOUGH made a winning return to action in the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Premier with a 32-17 victory away at rivals Chesham on Saturday.

The Greenies retained their Bucks Bowls crown the previous weekend and are now 11 points clear at the top of the league table.

Chesham broke the deadlock early on with a penalty, but sustained pressure by Slough eventually told and Robbie Morrison ran in the first try before Max Miles booted the conversion.

Two quick tries by Jack Jones and Miles early on in the second half saw Slough extend their lead. Miles converted one to make the score 19-3.

A ferocious Chesham defence resulted in a number of forced errors from The Greenies and, struggling to retain possession, they lost focus and discipline.

The home team were twice allowed to touch down and convert to reduce the deficit to just two points at 19-17.

With Slough under substantial pressure, two penalties calmly slotted by Miles afforded some extra breathing space before the visitors made one last push for the Chesham try line.

It was a spectacular team effort that provided Ben Ambrose the opportunity to crash over from short range, and the try was converted by Miles.

Slough return to Tamblyn Fields for the visit of bottom of the table Crowthorne on Saturday (2pm) in their last fixture before the Christmas break.