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'Efficient and effective' Windsor are moving in the right direction, says Woodham

Windsor are starting to show the kind of consistency they’ll need if they’re to finish high up the Combined Counties Premier Division this season.

The Royalists are on the march and, according to boss Mick Woodham, should have won Saturday’s match at Colliers Wood United far more comfortably than 2-0.

The win was their third in four matches in all competitions and moves Woodham’s men back up to 10th in the table, just a handful of points behind those sides challenging for the top six.

They’ve also made it through to the semi-finals of the league cup and will face a trip to Epsom & Ewell for a place in the final.

“That’s three clean sheets in four matches so we’re going in the right direction,” said Woodham.

“In the other game against Farnham we were also 2-0 up before being reduced to 10 men.

“We’re looking a bit stronger defensively and that’s not just our back four but all around the park. Everyone is working hard for each other.

“I don’t think we’ve changed the line-up much since January 2 and that breeds confidence. They’re training with the same guys, playing matches with the same guys and, if you’ve got good coaching which we have, it’s going to pay off in the long term.”

Colliers Wood were restricted to half-chances on Saturday, something which pleased him more than the two goals they scored through Barry Dunbar and Kieran Knight.

“We had plenty of chances and it was a good performance,” he said.

“I thought that we were efficient and effective. We looked strong in every area. They’re a threat at home but we managed to stop them and I thought 2-0 flattered them a bit.

“Colliers’ home record has been very good. Teams don’t often stop them from scoring on their own patch so that was the most pleasing thing for me.”

Picking up six points from their next two home matches, against Chertsey tomorrow (Saturday) and CB Hounslow the following week, is now the target.

Woodham added: “Chertsey are performing better than their results are showing, while we want to right a wrong against CB Hounslow.

“Robert Lazarczuk is likely to be out on Saturday because he’s got a nasty cut to his shin but we’ve got good options.

“I can’t offer any excuses. We’re confident in what we’re doing and I expect us to win.”


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