Keith Scott takes never say never attitude toward Combined Counties Premier Division title race
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Ryan O'Toole has been a revelation since joining Windsor FC in the summer, scoring 37 goals in 35 appearances, including three league hat-tricks.
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MANAGER Keith Scott insists Windsor FC's chances of winning the Combined Counties Premier Division title are not over declaring you can, 'never say never in football'.
The announcement comes after the fledgling club's comfortable 7-0 win against Cove last weekend, coupled with leaders Guildford City's 3-1 home defeat to Egham Town, reduced the gap at the top to nine points.
Guildford, however, can still record consecutive Combined Premier titles before the two sides meet at Stag Meadow on April 21.
Scott told the Observer: "Guildford losing makes it interesting, you can never say never in football, things can change very quickly.
"We've done really well in the last five games, we should have beaten Hanworth Villa (3-3 March 12) and taken all 15 points.
"We were comfortable at 2-0 and if we got the third I felt we would've gone on to get more, but we allowed them back into the game with three errors."
Windsor banished memories of the disappointing draw by putting seven past Cove for the second time this season, thanks to a four goal haul by star striker Michael Chennells.
The visitors were unfortunate to have captain Liam Eagles sent off for a second bookable offence midway through the first half, but the result was never in doubt after Chennells dispatched the corresponding penalty kick.
"It was a convincing and comfortable win," Scott continued.
"I'm not being derogatory to Cove but I just felt like we were never going to lose.
"We had another gear to go up to had we needed to, it was a professional performance."
Windsor's push for silverware in their inaugural season continues on Saturday when they welcome Badshot Lea to Stag Meadow (3:00pm kick-off).
A Ryan O'Toole double and a Robert Lazarczuk strike guided Scott's men to a 3-2 victory when the sides last met in early December.
Recalling the clash at The Recreation Ground Scott added: "At half time we could've been out of site, we hit the post and had one cleared off the line.
"We've got an opportunity this weekend to get a favourable result and apply a little bit more pressure to Guildford.
"We're in good form with strikers in form and we've only conceded four goals in the last four."
And the Windsor supremo is hoping leading scorer O'Toole will have recovered from a hamstring strain that kept him out of last weekend's routing of Cove.
Scott continued: "Ryan was feeling his hamstring so we rested him against Cove.
"Ironically, we rested him against them last time and we scored seven goals as well, so maybe I should do it more often!
"We'll see what he's like in reference to Saturday but I'd like him back because he's been massive for us this year."
Centre back Fergus Moore, however, will not feature for Windsor after leaving the club in search of more regular first team football.
"Fergus has left now but he did great for us," Scott went on
"He came in right at the start when it was difficult because we were trying to get a squad together.
"He gave everything for the club but the introduction of other players meant his opportunities were going to be limited.
"We sat down, had a chat, and came to the conclusion that at his age he needs to be playing regular football and we couldn't guarantee him that."
Windsor also travel to Horley Town on Tuesday (7:45pm), their last evening midweek fixture, looking to repeat the 4-2 win they enjoyed over The Clarets back in November.