WINDSOR gave their Southern Counties North title hopes a massive boost by edging to a 16-14 victory at second-placed Wallingford on Saturday.

Jack Gaylor kicked three first-half penalties before Todd Skevington went over at the back of a 13-man rolling maul for his side's only try.

Gaylor added the conversion to put his side 16-7 up at the break, and although Wallingford scored the only points of the second half, the visitors held on for a victory which puts them five points clear at the top of the table.

Windsor's last game of 2018 is at home to Marlow tomorrow.

Meanwhile, Windsor Dames ended their year on a high with a 24-10 home victory against Reading Ladies in South East West One.

Cherelle Jameson converted her own try to put the home side 7-0 in front, only for Reading to land a penalty.

Manon Bataille went over under the posts for Dames before Jameson converted to make it 14-3.

Reading cut the gap to 14-10 at half time with a converted score, only for second-half tries from Gilly Thomas and captain Chloe Humphreys to ensure Windsor collected the bonus-point.

SLOUGH remain second-bottom after slipping to a 37-23 defeat at home to Bicester.

A penalty from Slough captain Max Miles gave his side a seventh-minute lead, only for the visitors to hit back with a converted try.

Another Miles penalty cut the gap to one point, only for Bicester to move 15-6 up with a try and a penalty.

Colby Short scored Slough's first try on 37 minutes, Miles adding the extras, before a dramatic and lengthy injury-time saw both sides cross the whitewash.

Miles was again successful in adding to Ignacio Lopez's effort, levelling matters at 20-20 at the interval.

However, the hosts struggled to get going in the second period, out-gunned with just a Miles penalty compared to three tries and a conversion.

Slough visit Buckingham tomorrow (Saturday).

PHOENIX return to action with a trip to Harwell in the BB&O Championship tomorrow (Saturday).