WINDSOR progressed into the Berks & Bucks Senior Cup quarter-finals with a 2-0 win against Newport Pagnell Town on Tuesday.

Goals in the first-half from Nadir Shafi and Jack Denton ensured victory in the second round tie at Stag Meadow with manager Mick Woodham hailing the performance as one of their best in recent times.

The Windsor boss told the Observer: “We had to change our tact without Kieron Knight (unavailable) and Riccardo Cannon (injured), so we went with runners around Barry Hayles and played in the pockets.

“I thought Nadir and Jack were both excellent. They shut the ball down and we pressed at the right times. Newport wanted to try and play but we got our joy and the goals.

VIDEO: Windsor boss Mick Woodham reacts to the 2-0 win against Newport Pagnell on Tuesday.

“I thought we were dominant throughout the 90 minutes. That’s as good a team performance we’ve put together over 90 minutes for a little while.

“We have had spells where we’ve been okay for an hour, 45 minutes or 70 minutes, but for 90 minutes on Tuesday we were very good.

“We had a two-goal lead at half-time and just managed the second-half really, but still looked like we had a goal in us.

“We could have had a couple more chances and restricted them to long range shots, so it was a terrific performance from the boys and I’m really pleased for them.”

Windsor have been drawn at home to the winners of Ascot United and MK Dons in the quarter-finals, which will be played at a date to be confirmed in the New Year.

The victory in midweek means Windsor have now won their last seven matches, four of those coming in cup competitions, and Woodham does not want his team to lose focus in the Hellenic Premier Division with Woodley United set to visit Stag Meadow this Saturday (3pm).

He explained: “We’ve got familiarity and we’re all understanding each other. We know what we’re doing even if we make one or two changes.

“We have made ourselves difficult to beat and each department from front to back is working well, even with the change of keeper last week.

“Whoever comes in is doing well, they’re enjoying themselves and we’re a happy bunch, and that gets reflected in our play.

“We’re working hard for each other and seven wins on the spin is healthy, but we’ve got to take that into Saturday and get some points on the board. The last league game was Burnham so we need to re-focus, re-set and get back out there on Saturday for some points, and we will.”

Woodham added: “Woodley are in-form as well. They had a good win on Monday night in the Senior Cup when they beat Beaconsfield. They’re a form team so we will have to be at our best.

“We will recover from midweek, get some injuries sorted out and re-focus for Saturday. We’re at home and I expect to re-set at training and then come here and win the game.

“The boys will not lose focus and we will forget about the cups now. The next round of the Senior Cup is after Christmas so we can put that one to bed, not worry about it or the Challenge Cup, so we’ve just got the Floodlit Cup to focus on in November.

“Between now and Christmas we’re probably hunting points and that’s our only focus.”

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