11:59AM, Thursday 21 February 2019
Windsor RFC fell to their first league defeat since November as they lost narrowly 14-12 away to High Wycombe.
Windsor were looking to continue their impressive run and stretch their lead at the top of the table, but despite dominating possession, could not find a way through a staunch High Wycombe defence.
“It was a disappointing result – but credit to High Wycombe,” said Anthony Andrews.
“They defended well, forced some errors from us and we gifted them a try.
“But you have to give a lot of credit to High Wycombe.
“Maybe on another day we could have taken our chances but we will learn from it. We will look at the errors and learn.”
Windsor created numerous chances throughout, but were unable to get over the line, seeing their points come solely from penalties as they made silly errors that resulted in missed chances for the away side.
“It was disappointing not to get a try,” Andrews said.
“Sometimes we are our own worst enemy at times – we tried to force things in attack and they intercepted a pass. We were not used to going through that many phases to break down a defence.
“But we got a point and we just have to keep trying to pick up points.”
It was a tight game throughout, with Wycombe combining dogged defending with clinical counter-attacks – the pick of the tries coming from number eight Craig Murray who intercepted as Windsor tried to work their way out and sprinted from 25 metres out to score.
And Andrews believes a mixture of tiredness and over-thinking contributed to the defeat: “We’ve come off the back of seven matches in a row since the new year so fatigue could have played a part – the break has come at a good time for us.
“We were missing a few players so we had to re-jig our backline which affected our attack a little bit.
“We just need to go back to basics and cut down our error rate. We are where we are because we are a good side so I’m not too worried.”
Windsor will have time to rest and analyse over the break with their next match against Stow on the Wold not until March 2 as they head into the business end of the season.
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