MICK Woodham is pleased that Windsor twice recovered from falling a goal behind to draw 2-2 at home to CB Hounslow United on Saturday.
All of the goals came after the half-time break at Stag Meadow with Keiran Knight and Andrew Ingram cancelling out efforts from Rashid Obbadi and Andrew Juett.
“I’m pleased in the end over the 90 minutes. To get anything out of the game was pleasing” the Windsor boss told the Observer.
“We didn’t play well in the first half. We got penned in and they dictated terms but it was still 0-0. I thought that if we got ourselves together we had probably seen the best of Hounslow in the first half.
“We changed a couple of things around and changed personnel 10 minutes into the second half, and it was very good.
“Hounslow are a better team than Chertsey. We battered them last week but just couldn’t score.
“Over the whole 90 minutes on Saturday it was very good. We showed a bit of character so I was very pleased with the boys. It was a fair result and a good game of football.”
Hounslow got off to the better start as Terence Cariba forced Hugo Sobte into a save.
PHOTO: Keiran Knight scored for Windsor in the 2-2 draw on Saturday.
At the other end Ellis Jones-Aryeh forced a fine save from Alex Wines, which saw the keeper tip the ball over the bar, before pulling off another stop from Haydon Clack.
The second half saw chances taken and it was the visitors that took the lead through Obbadi when he made the most of a poor clearance from Sobte to lob the stranded keeper from almost the halfway line.
Windsor hit back immediately when Wines spilled a shot from Ashley Smith allowing Knight to knock the ball in.
Juett restored Hounslow’s lead as he headed in a Cariba cross on 58 minutes.
Challenges started to fly in as the game wore on and it was from a free-kick on the edge of the box that Windsor drew level seven minutes from time.
Smith’s set piece found its way to Ingram who shot from close range to earn his side a point.
The draw means Windsor are still 11th in the Combined Counties Premier Division with 11 matches to go this season.
PHOTO: Andrew Ingram (10) scored for Windsor in the 2-2 draw with CB Hounslow United.
Woodham will now prepare his team for a trip to league leaders and champions elect Hartley Wintney this Saturday (3pm). It is the start of a big month for Windsor though Woodham has every confidence in his side.
He commented: “I’m absolutely confident. It’s an away game and something we’ve been looking forward to for a while.
“Hartley have been top for a very long time and fair play to them. Everyone has tried to beat them but they very rarely slip up. They have a good set-up and are a good team and I really hope they go up this season.
“We are going to try to beat them, that’s the plan, to show them what we’re capable of. They are running away with the league but are not completely unbeatable.
“We have to concentrate on playing our game and try to get something out of it because we need to.
“We have to keep on performing well, keep confidence levels high and keep on believing.”