10:00AM, Friday 29 March 2019
Windsor RFC head coach Anthony Andrews has praised his sides’ ability to overcome challenges this season as they look to end the season on a high.
The league leaders are in pole position to claim the Wandoworth 6x North of South West title as they sit 11 points above Buckingham heading into the final games of the season and Andrews believes that has been down to his sides’ ability to overcome adversity.
“The most pleasing thing is the way the side has reacted to challenges.” Said Andrews
“Early season we didn’t play at home for six or seven games, so we had to rearrange a lot of matches to play away. We couldn’t play, we couldn’t train because our pitch was closed due to the conditions and the weather, so that was the first real challenge we had to overcome and then we had some severe injuries to key players too.
“We’ve faced various challenges this season but we’ve kept winning and focused on just getting better.
“We’ve dealt with the pressure well so that’s really pleasing.”
Windsor overcame another hurdle in last weekend’s 34-10 victory over Wallingford, as the leaders put in a strong showing despite not having played for two weeks.
“It was a good performance after a few weeks off,” added Andrews
“A mixture of the international break and the walkover against Littlemore meant we were a bit rusty in patches, but we’ve come through it in the second half and scored late on to get the bonus point so really pleased to get the five points.”
Only two more obstacles stand in their way this season and they tackle the first of those on April 6 against local rivals Marlow and Andrews is focused on getting the win.
“We are not worrying about the bigger picture, just focusing on performances and that’s been easy with this group of players.” Said Andrews
“It was a close game when we met back at home. The weather was awful and we came out with a narrow 6-0 win, so I’m expecting another close game.”
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