VIRGINIA Water manager Ceri Jones believes his side have turned Stag Meadow into a fortress with a perfect-winning record in Hellenic Division One East this season.

The Waters have won all six of their league matches at their temporary home in Windsor including a 6-0 victory over Milton United on Saturday.

Adam McNamara was the star on show with a hat-trick, though he also suffered an ankle injury, while a brace from Steve Williams and a Josh Guichard goal ensured a fifth straight win in all competitions.

Jones told the Observer: “We are a good young side that like to keep the ball on the ground and play with a bit of pace, so the good thing for us we’re able to play at Stag Meadow.

“We seem to be in a good place with so many games to come at Stag Meadow and it has become a little bit of a fortress for us.

“There are big games to come and I’m sure some sides will having something to say but we’ve got to back ourselves at home.

“To end the season unbeaten at Stag Meadow would be a tremendous achievement but I would sacrifice that now to get promotion.”

On the win against Milton, he added: “Milton are rebuilding and they made things more difficult for us with a well-drilled and organised side.

“It was quite a cagey opening period, in the first 15 minutes, but once we got the first goal the floodgates started to open.

“It was not as the scoreline suggests, it was far from an easy game for us, but I’m delighted with the clean sheet.”

Commenting on the injury to 16-goal striker, McNamara, the Waters boss said: “He played exceptionally well against Oxford City Nomads in the game before and took that form into this match. He was excellent.

“When you consider it’s only his second season at this level he has taken to it so well. He was excellent on Saturday.

“He has a slight injury concern because he rolled his ankle and we’re awaiting an assessment. We’re hopeful he will recover because we’ve a couple of weeks break now.

"It has been a pretty good debut season in the Hellenic League and I hope we will be in a good place as a result."

Virginia Water now turn their attention to the Challenge Cup and at tie away at Bishops Cleeve Development on January 27.

Jones said: "We're in the last-16 of the Challenge Cup and we hope to get a good result to get into the quarter-finals."

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