10:00AM, Saturday 03 October 2020
Windsor boss Mark Cooper finally feels his side is moving in the right direction after two impressive displays against local rivals.
On Saturday they came from behind to beat Burnham 2-1 at Stag Meadow, securing their first league points of the season in the process, while on Tuesday evening they wasted a number of good chances, including a penalty, to take the points from a 2-2 draw with ground tenants Virginia Water.
Reflecting on Tuesday’s draw Cooper said: “We started really well, we played the best football we’ve played all season in the first half. We moved really quickly, really well, but we didn’t really test their keeper. We didn’t really do the right thing in the final third of the pitch.
“We should have had the game won by half time. We went into the break 1-0 up and in the second half it was a very different game. They came into the game a lot stronger and they were very well organised, always a threat from long throws and corners and that’s what cost us. I thought we should have gone on to win the game, but we missed a late penalty and equally we didn’t do quite enough to get the three points.”
“It’s certainly been a better week after the win on Saturday,” he added. “We’ve had two local derbies in the space of four days, unbeaten in the two games, so I feel like we’re going in the right direction. I’m looking forward to a tough game against Fairford this coming Saturday.”
Against Burnham on Saturday, Sam Coles managed to flick home Parchment’s cross to get the Royalists back on level terms before Billy Montague showed great ingenuity to chest home Adam McNamara’s cross.
Cooper now turns his attention to Saturday’s visit to Fairford Town in the Hellenic Premier Division.
“We know that Fairford are a very good side, one of the favourites, around the top three or four this season,” he said. “We know it’s going to be an extremely tough challenge; one we’ll have to be at our best to get anything from.”
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