xxxxxMICK Woodham admits Windsor showed all the traits of a side that has not had much recent football despite a 2-0 win against Holyport on Saturday, writes Rob Stevens.

Windsor continued to make progress in the Hellenic League Challenge Cup thanks to goals in the second-half from debutante Jordan Ellis and Victor Ocansey.

Windsor had not played a competitive match for two weeks and Woodham believes his team looked lethargic and rusty, but all that counts is they done enough to win the third round tie at Stag Meadow.

Woodham told the Observer: “Lethargic, lazy and rusty are all words that come into my mind when we’ve had two weeks off an no football.

“If you have two weeks off and think you are going to come in fresh because you’ve been resting, in my experience, it’s not the case.

“We need to be playing two games a week because that builds a tempo, momentum and match sharpness, plus your brain and feet are more sharp.

“Certainly in the first-half on Saturday we showed all the traits of not playing football.

“We were lay and slow in our minds, plus our decision making was off, so it was a poor first half from us to be fair.

“I think Daniel Roberts had one or two chances but it was a pretty unremarkable first half, and possibly in the second half as well."

He added: "If Holyport did look like scoring it was because we got a little bit lazy in our concentration, but really we kept them at arms length and we've won the game.

"We're not walking around with our party hats on but we've had a game and won it with a clean sheet and a couple of goals.

"All we've done is enough to win the game, nothing else, and at times you have to take that."

Windsor return to action in the Hellenic Premier Division with a trip across Berkshire to Reading City this Saturday (3pm), and Woodham knows his side will need to improve.

He said: "It'll be an interesting one as one of their joint-managers has recently left the club, but they've still got the same players so I'm guessing that nothing will change and it's up to us to improve.

"You can forget where they are in the league table. That doesn't lie and they're in a good, healthy position.

"We've got a chance to go there and get some points on the board after the disappointment from Ascot and that's our focus this week.

"We will need to improve but we will see how much the game last weekend benefits us this Saturday."

Windsor then return to Stag Meadow for the visit of Holmer Green next Tuesday (7.45pm).