WINDSOR saw their winning streak in the Combined Counties Premier Division come to an end after a 5-3 defeat away at Horley Town on Saturday.

The Stag Meadow club had improved to win their last three matches, culminating in a return to the top-half of the table, but they were beaten in an entertaining match for the neutral at The New Defence.

Windsor took the lead inside five minutes through Kieran Knight, before goals from Alex Barbary and Kyle Hough put Horley in front as the first period reached its half-way point.

Knight restored parity with his second goal of the match but the home team remained in the lead at the half-time interval thanks to a Richard Wetton strike seconds later.

Hough gave Horley a clear lead in the second-half before Riccardo Cannon put Windsor back in the contest at 4-3 with over 20 minutes still on the clock.

The visitors pushed on for an equaliser but left themselves exposed at the back and Barbary wrapped up the points for Horley with a fifth goal five minutes into time added on.

Windsor boss Mick Woodham is disappointed to lose the match but insists he has no concerns with the level of performance.

He told the Observer: “There was nothing between the two teams but some poor goals conceded from both sides. It happened all the way through the game and had the makings of an interesting afternoon from early doors really.

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PHOTO: Keiran Knight (red) scored twice for Windsor in the defeat to Horley.

“We had a good start, we were one goal ahead very early, but the game changed in a couple of minutes when they scored twice in quick succession.

“The concession of the third goal just before half-time was the most disappointing really.”

Woodham added: “I have no complaints about our second-half performance because we were very good.

“They can have the last goal. We were trying to push on, throwing bodies forward to make something happen. I would prefer to get beat like that.

“When we got back to 4-3 there was only one team going to win it but we had no luck when trying to force the ball over the line.

“We were OK. It was just one of those games. I’ve got no concerns because, although we conceded five goals, we scored three and could have had a couple more before half-time.

“There was not a good goal among them in the match. They all could have been avoided.”

Despite the defeat, Windsor remain in 10th position in the league table and only three points behind Epsom & Ewell in fifth place.

Seventh-placed Knaphill visit Stag Meadow next Tuesday (11.30am) and Woodham knows his side will have to be tighter at the back.

He said: “Knaphill beat us before with three set-pieces so we will need to be on our guard against that. We will need to avoid the type of goals we conceded on Saturday.

“Knaphill are a strong team but we are a completely different side now, so we will see what we’re able to do.”