WINDSOR have made progress in the FA Cup this season after a 2-1 win away at Highworth Town on Tuesday.

The original extra preliminary round tie finished 3-3 at Stag Meadow last weekend, but Windsor eliminated their higher-league hosts at The Elm Recreation Ground.

The visitors stormed into a clear lead inside 17 minutes thanks to a Jeevan Panesar spot-kick and a Matty Woods strike.

Ashley Edenborough pulled one back for Highworth after the break but it was not enough and Windsor go through to play away at Cirencester Town on Saturday 25th August.

Windsor manager Mick Woodham told the Observer: “We deserved the victory over the two legs and that was the most satisfying thing for me.

“I felt we had enough about us to beat them on Saturday but that didn’t work out the way we wanted it to.

“We travelled to Highworth in midweek knowing we had nothing to fear. If we did our jobs properly and worked hard we would get a result, and that’s how it went.

“Highworth had nothing to scare us and we had the opportunity to mix it up a little bit. We had a strong squad available so we didn’t need to be too familiar to them.

“There was an opportunity to get Paul Coyne going and we moved George Gould into the back three because of their aerial threat.

“We started like steam trains and the boys need to be applauded for that because it’s not easy.

“We paid the price for being brave on Saturday, but we took the game to them in midweek and we could have been out of sight at half time. No-one would have complained if it would have been 3-0.

“It was just a case of managing their threats in the second-half. Highworth bombarded us in the air but they didn’t score in open play.”

Woodham continued: “Highworth threw there very best at us for 40 minutes, but the boys showed some resiliency and courage.

“There’s some real resiliency in this group. We know we’re not going to have everything our own way but we worked hard.

“It’s not all about playing excellent football. Sometimes you’ve just got to work hard and trust one another.”

Windsor return to action in the Hellenic Premier Division with a visit to Stag Meadow from Royal Wootton Bassett this Saturday (3pm).

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