SLOUGH ended a six-match losing streak in all competitions this season after a 21-18 win away at Aylesbury in Southern Counties North on Saturday, writes Rob Stevens.

The Greenies had not tasted victory since late September but struck at Bucks rivals Aylesbury to move above Reading to 10th position in the league.

Chris Rulli and George Wells both scored tries for the Greenies with captain Max Miles booting two conversion attempts.

Miles explained it was a performance Slough had been threatening to produce for a while now, and one that proves the Greenies compete in this division.

He told the Observer: "Everything came together at once. Our defence was pretty fierce with tackles flying in everywhere and the structure in attack was pretty good.

“It was almost the complete performance, but we fell asleep at the start of the second half which is pretty normal.

“We had a player in the sinbin and Aylesbury capitalised to score a try or two, but we re-grouped and went back at them.

“We had been talking about three weeks ago, if we could pick up 15-20 points from the games up until Christmas it would be a big weight off our shoulders.

“We were still losing games and starting to get a little bit nervous, but to get a win against Aylesbury, who are flying high, shows that we're capable of competing in this league and we do belong here.

“Aylesbury are a very good side and you could tell that by playing them. They're very well-drilled and good defensively, with good runners in attack, but we deserved to win on the whole scheme of things.”

Slough welcome fifth-placed Bicester to Tamblyn Fields this Saturday and, with confidence high, Miles sees no reason why the Greenies cannot keep on pushing the top sides.

He said: “It's going to be another tough one. Games in this league are never easy and there's literally a tough game each week, but we would back ourselves at home against anyone.

“I think confidence was low but the performances have started to improve. Now we've got a win against a very good side confidence should be sky high."