WINDSOR manager Mick Woodham spoke optimistically following a 2-1 defeat away to CB Hounslow United on Saturday.

The result came as a third consecutive loss away from home for Woodham’s side, but the man in charge was quick to stress a collective approach to the game.

Woodham told the Observer: “We win as a team and lose as a team. We play together so we all share responsibility for the result.”

The opening exchanges of the game belonged to the travelling side, with Karl Llewellyn-Reid putting Windsor ahead after 25 minutes.

Hounslow responded quickly, drawing level on 32 minutes.

After the break a close contest was decided by a 65th minute winner for the home side, but Woodham was able to draw positives from Windsor’s overall performance.

He explained: “The team played well. I thought the level [of performance] was decent, the lads did as well as always to create plenty of chances, but lately we do seem to struggle to come away with the all-important result.

“Hounslow will feel that they did enough, but the way we played maybe we should have taken something from the game.”

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PHOTO: Mick Woodham insists there is terrific morale in his Windsor camp.

Commenting on any potential concern over the recent dip in away form, Woodham explained how his focus at this point in the season is the standard of football he sees rather than short-term success.

He said: “You need to put these defeats into context. In previous fixtures we have controlled the game for about 65 minutes, and gone on to lose.

“I’m happy with the fact that we’re playing good football, and losing narrowly happens to everyone, so people need to remember that.”

With 15 points from 10 games, Windsor are currently sitting seventh in the Combined Counties Premier Division.

The manager highlighted that the season is still young, and he was quick to nonsense any suggestion that poor away form might have lowered team spirits.

However, Woodham does not want to predict the position of the club come the end of the campaign.

“There is terrific morale regardless of any result, but especially after so few games,” he said. “I think anybody making predictions at this stage would have to be very misguided.”

Windsor will look forward to home comforts when they welcome Farnham Town, currently 19th in the league, this Saturday [3pm], and Woodham suspects it could be a spectacle.

He said: “Historically this is a fixture that offers a lot of goals. We will enjoy playing at home, and will aim to play on the front foot throughout.”

Windsor then turn their attention towards the Premier Challenge Cup and a second round tie away at Epsom Athletic next Wednesday [7.45pm].