MICK Woodham believes that Windsor have given themselves a platform to move forward after completing a hat-trick of wins in the Combined Counties Premier Division on Saturday.

After victories over Spelthorne Sports and Camberley, Windsor beat Abbey Rangers 4-2 at Stag Meadow to go up to ninth in the league table.

“I’m very pleased with the win,” Windsor boss Woodham told the Observer. “I’m pleased with the performance particularly as I felt Abbey Rangers gave a very good account of themselves.

“For us to win like we did against a good side on the day is very pleasing. We had our shooting boots on and perhaps they didn’t.

“We got a good performance with goals so there’s not a lot to be too disappointed about.”

The home team made the perfect start with a goal from Kieran Knight after just four minutes. Rangers keeper Liam Stone saw his clearance strike Knight before rolling into the net.

Abbey restored parity on 10 minutes when a shot by Alexander Hendrie from the edge of the box was deflected and beat keeper Hugo Sobte.

Windsor restored their lead when George Gould fired the ball into the top corner from 20-yards in the 27th minute.

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PHOTO: Windsor (red) beat Abbey Rangers 4-2 at Stag Meadow on Saturday to go ninth in the league table. PICS: Andy Fitzsimons.

The home team looked more composed from that moment and Robert Lazarczuk slid the ball in to Nadir Shafi to make it 3-1 on 42 minutes. Shafi slotted past Stone after out-running a defender.

Knight scored a second of the match seconds before the half-time interval when his low drive from the edge of the area deceived Stone.

There was still time for Rangers to strike the post but Windsor led 4-1 at the break.

Abbey gave themselves a lifeline with 13 minutes to play as good work out wide resulted in Hendrie turning in a great cross.

Woodham commented: “Certainly the win against Chertsey [3-1, November 19] was a turning point for us. Slowly but surely we have got ourselves a platform to build on in terms of performance, and we’ve been picking up points along the way.

“We had a poor October so we need to pick up points and continue to move up the table with some form.”

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PHOTO: Keiran Knight scored twice as Windsor beat Abbey Rangers 4-2 on Saturday.

Windsor travel to eighth in the table Horley Town this Saturday (3pm) where Woodham is searching for continued improvement.

He said: “If we can take the positives from Saturday and combine that with what we did at Camberley we will have something to build on.

“Confidence is good and everyone is feeling a bit better about themselves.

“We will concentrate on ourselves and will not be changing things too much.

“I’m not bothered by what Horley are going to do or bring to the table.”