Head coach Justin Burnell heralded London Welsh’s spirit after watching his side overturn a 15-point deficit to beat London Scottish.

“At 18-3, it wasn’t looking good, but the spirit never went from us,” said Burnell.

“Just before Christmas against Bedford and London Scottish, we just seemed to lack that bit of spirit, but today it was there.

“The bench once again made a difference for us.

“I was very pleased with the win.

“Everybody would have expected me to rant and rave at half-time, but I didn’t. We just sat down quite calmly and assessed where we were at.

“The boys were trying. It was just the composure in our game in certain areas.

“We addressed that and got the well-deserved win.

“We scored two tries and looked as if we wanted to play. They never really looked as if they wanted to play.

“They’re a very good defensive team and they just wanted to defend against us.”

Top of the Greene King IPA Championship table, Welsh return to league action next Sunday when they take on third placed Leeds Carnegie at the Kassam Stadium.

“We lost two games and we’re now in the process of going back into the Championship campaign – it’s all about getting back to Oxford and a big performance against Leeds,” said Burnell.