MICK WOODHAM believes that a challenging run of fixtures this October will give him the chance to assess his young Windsor team.

Windsor continued to build some momentum with a 2-1 win against Horley Town on Saturday and are now up to fourth in the Combined Counties Premier Division table.

Woodham explained that a third straight victory has got everyone feeling better about themselves, but even he admits the young guns must be tough to beat in order to pick up points in the coming weeks.

"If you look back at September, we won in the first week and the last, but we lost three in between. Two of those performances were acceptable but one wasn't quite up to our standards and the results went against us," the Windsor boss told the Observer.

"We built on the momentum from the previous week against Horley. We scored a couple of goals and won a game, and I can't ask for much more than that. Three wins on the spin makes everyone feel good about themselves.

"I'm delighted with the result as Horley are a good, experienced side that carry a goal threat, but we dealt with it really well.

"Horley missed two or three chances that we presented them in the first-half, but we took ours when they came and deserved the win over the 90 minutes.

"Neither side had done enough to break down the defence in the first-half and both keepers were fairly redundant as well.

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PHOTO: Kieran Knight, left, scored from the penalty spot in Windsor's 2-1 win against Horley Town on Saturday.

"At half-time we knew we had to change our shape, and after 10-15 minutes of the second-half we had to change something up front as well. The game opened up after that and we fully deserved the win."

Windsor travel to Guildford City - who they have already beaten at Stag Meadow this season - this Saturday (3pm), and follow that with a trip to Knaphill next Tuesday (7.45pm).

League leaders and defending champions, Hartley Wintney, are the visitors on October 15, before Windsor visit bottom side Bedfont & Feltham at the end of the month.

Woodham commented: "It's a competitive group and the problem is staying there.

"We have some big games before the end of October and it's a good opportunity to see where we are. We've got some challenging games in a row, starting with Saturday, but it's up to us to improve.

"Guildford got a good result on Saturday. It will be a tough game and it's important for us to come away without losing. If I do that then I feel we would've done well.

"It's up to us to be difficult to beat and anything else would be an added bonus really.

"Against the top teams it is very hard but the boys have a bit of wind in their sails and are playing with confidence.

"Guildford and Knaphill are two games against sides with aspirations to finish above us, so it's not easy.

"We hope to stay in the top-six at the end of October."