MICK WOODHAM believes that Windsor have begun to find some consistency in their performances ahead of the start to the FA Vase competition this season.

Windsor welcome Western League Division One club Devizes Town to Stag Meadow in the first qualifying round this Saturday (3pm) and go into the tie with a five-match unbeaten record.

That run was extended with a 4-4 draw away at Brimscombe & Thrupp last weekend and, while Woodham admits he his disappointed not to return with all three points, he stressed there are positives to take.

Looking ahead to the Vase, the Windsor boss told the Observer: “We’ve done as much homework as we can though their website is not the best.

“We’ve looked at their results dating back to pre-season and saw they beat Royal Wootton Bassett 4-0. I’m not sure what went on there but we know Devizes will be strong and physically put themselves about a bit.

“We will concentrate on what we’re good at and hopefully that will be enough. We’re starting to string performances together lately so hopefully that will be enough.

“We’re creating chances and scoring goals, but conceding four is unlike us.

“Our intention is to win every game and we’re lucky enough to be at home again in the next round of the Vase if we win. We’re naturally progressing with points in the league and hopefully in the cup as well.

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PHOTO: Ramel Sutherland (red) scored for Windsor in the Hellenic Premier Division on Saturday.

“We’ve taken something out of every game since the start of the season and that will provide the drive for us to kick on this Saturday.”

Windsor shared the points with Brimscombe & Thrupp after a high-scoring 4-4 draw at The Meadow on Saturday.

Jack Denton and Ramel Sutherland twice gave the visitors the lead, but they were pegged back on each occasion by Ollie Pitt.

Goals from Andrew Ingram and Denton then gave Windsor a clear 4-2 lead only for Sam Blackie and Pitt to rescue a point for the hosts in the final 10 minutes.

Woodham commented: “We were fine for 80 minutes but then conceded two late goals, which is unlike us really.

“From our point of view, we were good and done a lot of very good work to get ourselves 4-2 ahead.

“When you get four goals away from home you expect to pick up the three points but on this occasion it was not to be.

“It’s not all doom and gloom because we worked really hard to get into a good position. We were all a little bit disappointed at the end but not deflated.”

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PHOTO: Jack Denton (red) scored twice as Windsor drew 4-4 at Brimscombe & Thrupp.

He bemoaned: “We’ve got some physicality in the team now, but in this league some referees are finding it hard to work out what is a foul and what’s not, and we got punished on Saturday.

“For the last 10 minutes, Brimscombe forgot about defending and pushed everyone forward. It was a rally cry from them.

“Where they all fouls, I will say no, but the referee has given them and we must defend them.

“It took the edge off the day really because we played well and they would have had no complaints if they lost the game.”

Windsor return to action in the Hellenic Premier Division next Tuesday when Oxford City Nomads are the visitors to Stag Meadow (7.45pm).

The two sides have already met this season with Windsor winning 5-2 in the reverse fixture last month.

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