ANTHONY Andrews hailed his Windsor RFC players following their dramatic 16-14 South Counties North victory at Wallingford, saying they deserve to be top of the table, writes Richard Ashton.

A Todd Skevington try and 11 points from the boot of Jack Gaylor proved enough for the leaders, who moved five points clear of their opponents.

And Andrews told the Observer: "It was a great result, although the performance wasn't the best.

"We did play really well in the first half, but we just took our foot off the pedal and credit to them, they got a second try.

"It was nervous towards the end, but any win away at the second-placed team is a good one and we were really happy."

Windsor finished as runners-up in the league last year before narrowly missing out on promotion in their play-off against Marlborough, when a score with the last play of the game sunk them.

And Andrews says that is motivation for his side to go one better this time round.

He commented: "To lose the way we did was tough, but fair play to our guys, they deserve to be top and hopefully we can take a bit of a buffer into the new year.

"I think we're improving and we have been for a couple of years. I think we're stronger than we were."

Windsor welcome Marlow to Home Park tomorrow (Saturday), and Andrews admitted: "I'm expecting a tough game. There is a chance they might have a few guys back from University so it won't be easy.

"However, the last three weeks since a blip against High Wycombe we've got positive results and hopefully we can do again ahead of the Christmas break."