Woodham insists promotion isn't 'mission impossible' for Windsor FC
Winning the Combined Counties Premier Division title isn’t mission impossible according to Windsor boss Mick Woodham.
Woodham has backed his Royalists side to respond to the challenge of their rivals, and wouldn’t swap the squad for any of the teams challenging them for promotion.
“I’m happy with the squad we’ve got,” he said.
“It’s a fantastic squad with cover in every position. Defensively we’re reasonably happy, having conceded just over a goal a game, but we have to be a bit more clinical when we’re on top in games.
“When we don’t kill teams off, they grow in confidence and anything can happen with regards to a mistake or a decision against us.
“We have to take those issues out of the equation.”
After a disappointing pre-Christmas defeat to Molesey, where Windsor gifted their opponents three goals, the team have responded with a 2-0 win over Guildford City on December 27 before dispatching Epsom & Ewell 5-0 away on Saturday.
Robert Lazarczuk and George Gould both helped themselves to braces and Travis Hodge also hit the net after the hosts were reduced to 10 men in the 15th minute.
However, Woodham insists the decision ‘hindered’ their attempts to claim the points.
“It was a clumsy challenge on Minhas (Aaron), and I didn’t like it,” he said.
“But I was hoping the referee would keep him on because we’d been excellent in those first 15 minutes. After the sending off we lost our way a bit, but we finished the game very strongly.”
Two wins on the spin have moved Windsor into third place, two points adrift of Ashford Town (Middx), with leaders Cove having forfeited their chance of promotion by not making the necessary ground improvements.
“It’s been a good period for us,” Woodham said of the festive fixtures.
“On our day we know we can beat anyone. The message to the boys is just because we lost to Molesey doesn’t mean this (earning promotion) is mission impossible.”
Windsor are next in action when they host Hellenic Premier Division Highmoor Ibis in the Berks & Bucks Senior Trophy on Tuesday, 7.45pm kick-off.
Windsor won the Trophy last season and Woodham labelled the game as the ‘biggest of the season’ so far.
“It’s probably the toughest draw we could have,” he said.