WINDSOR secured a first victory in the Hellenic Premier Division this season when beating Shrivenham 6-1 at Stag Meadow on Tuesday.

A goal from Keaton August gave the home side the lead inside six minutes, and the Cox Green Academy product doubled the advantage midway through the first half.

Windsor keeper and captain Hugo Sobte then saved a penalty from Nathan Blackford.

Shrivenham finished the first period the stronger as captain Sam Ockwell pulled a goal back, and was unfortunate to see a looping header hit the top of the crossbar.

However, Windsor midfielder Matt Stockill secured the two-goal advantage with a 25-yard strike one minute into time added on.

The home side secured all three points after the break thanks to goals from Jamie Di Guiseppe, substitute Matty Woods and summer signing Daniel Roberts.

Windsor manager Mick Woodham told the Observer: “It was important to get the three points on the board and win our first game at home this season.

“We were keen to make a statement on the back of losing on Saturday. We were unfortunate then but showed in midweek that offensively we’re very good.

“We passed the ball around, as you would expect on a decent surface, and showed our intent from the first minute.

“We controlled the game and scored twice before conceding one, which was a bit careless.

“We finished the first-half with a flourish and the goal from Matt is well worth looking at again. The third goal gave us a more calm and pragmatic half-time team talk.

“The penalty could have changed the game and, if there is one criticism, we were a little bit complacent in the last five minutes of the first half.

“We were sloppy and didn’t manage it too well, and we had to rely on Matt to give us a two-goal lead at half-time.

“We put a couple of things into place at half-time and Shrivenham didn’t really look like scoring in the second-half.

“Offensively we were very good and sharp, plus the subs made a difference, and we got all our strikers scoring, so you can’t ask for much more as a performance.

“There are no negatives at all and it was a very good night for the club - we’re up and running.

“We rested a couple of boys after Saturday because they put in a big shift then and we had a couple more available. We are quite strong so I’m quite happy.”

Daniel Roberts joined Windsor on loan from Bracknell Town in the summer and has two goals in as many matches after his strike against Shrivenham.

Woodham commented: “Dan is a good lad and has settled right in, particularly in training, and he’s got good people around him that all know about scoring goals.

“He’s a very receptive lad and the last 10 minutes was probably his best spell, when everyone was tiring. He showed great energy levels and will get better.”

Windsor turn their attention to the FA Cup and an extra preliminary round tie against Highworth Town at Stag Meadow this Saturday (3pm).

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