WINDSOR boss Mick Woodham has labelled the Hellenic League Challenge Cup tie against Holyport as a must-win match for his side, writes Rob Stevens.

Windsor welcome lower-league Port to Stag Meadow for the third round tie this Saturday (3pm), and Woodham knows it is up to the hosts to deliver.

He told the Observer: “We need to win the game no matter how it comes. We’ve not won since beating Abingdon almost three weeks ago, so we need to get back to winning ways as quickly as possible.

“Holyport have had a couple of tough games recently but they’ll still turn up motivated and wanting to beat us, so it’s up to us to deliver and show what we can do.

“Hopefully that will reflect in our performance on Saturday because we’ve been down that road before ourselves.

“We went into many FA Vase matches last season being the underdogs with no rhythm or form behind us, so this is a game we will take very seriously.

“I don’t know about us being the fresher side because we’ve only played one game in 14 days, but that doesn’t matter in cup matches because anything can happen and it’s down to who wants it the most.

“I don’t want us to be in a fight or a battle, we just need to win the game and move on.

“The performance against Ascot wasn’t a bad one to be fair, so we might go with the same group or shake things up a little depending on what happens at training in midweek. We’re all good in terms of personnel.”

Windsor have not had a fixture to fulfill since the defeat to Ascot two weeks ago, and Woodham explained his players just want to play football.

He said: "We've been training as you would expect in preparation for Saturday.

"We've been trying to keep everyone together but having Saturdays off isn't ideal because it's a day for football.

"The boys give up a lot and they expect to play football but we've had too many clear dates at the moment.

"We've been trying to keep everyone together and up to speed momentum-wise. That's all we can do but it's also very boring.

"We had some new faces in and a good session on Tuesday to work on our fitness because that's all we can do. We've been try to match the intensity and tempo of a game.

"We've not worked on anything new because we all know how we want to play.

"We're just trying to keep everyone ticking over because there are no midweek games to speak of at the moment, so it's very quite. We just want to play football because a lot of the boys aren't doing anything."