ASHLEY SMITH will hope to have more comfortable days in the dugout after taking charge of Windsor for the 5-0 victory against Farnham Town on Saturday.

With regular manager Mick Woodham unavailable, first team coach Smith took charge of Windsor for the visit to Stag Meadow of Farnham.

Captain Kieran Knight and substitute Barry Dunbar both scored twice either side of a headed goal by Cox Green Academy star Andrew Ingram to ensure an easy win for the home side.

“When you end with a result like that, I wish every game was as easy as that,” Smith told the Slough Midweek Observer.

“Just trying to feel Mick’s boots is the added pressure. He does a lot of work throughout the week so it was just about making sure we live up to that standard really.

“I’m quiet heavily involved even when Mick is here so it didn’t really feel any different to be honest, but it [the win] was good.

“In all fairness, although we showed some quality, Farnham were probably one of the weaker teams we’ve played this year.

“But, that has probably been a fault for Windsor in previous years. We haven’t beaten teams that are below us but we seem to raise our game against the top teams.

“We said at half-time that we weren’t happy with the quality. The only thing we felt was a positive in the first-half was the way we pressed them.

“Although we did that very effectively, we still lacked quality, and the boys upped their game in the second-half.”

Smith added: “We said we would start with a point and at minimum end with a point. That was the biggest thing on Saturday.

“If we were being really nit-picky, and we do have high expectations, the quality wasn’t there at times, but again we’ve had an unsettled team.

“But, people have come in and down well. They have put a stake in to say I want to play week-in-week-out so I’m really pleased with it.”

The win means Windsor stand sixth in the Combined Counties Premier Division table ahead of a visit to Stag Meadow from Horley Town this Saturday (3pm).

Windsor turn their attention to the Premier Challenge Cup and a second round tie away at Epsom Athletic on Wednesday evening (7.45pm).

Smith commented: “It’s a good opportunity and a competition that the club definitely wants to do well in.

“We have done in previous years so we will go there with that intention and to keep the momentum going.

“When you lose three on the bounce it’s so nice to get back to a winning mentality.

“Hopefully we will go to Epsom and at minimum put in a strong performance. That is something we will be looking for.”

Epsom are currently bottom of Division One with three points from 10 matches.

READ more from Smith, and an interview with Ingram inside the Observer this Friday.