WINDSOR manager Mick Woodham admits that his side were guilty of not taking their chances in the 3-1 defeat against Brimscombe & Thrupp on Saturday, writes Rob Stevens.

Windsor were much the better side in the first-half at Stag Meadow but failed to take a lead into the break and the visitors took the points back to Gloucestershire with a hat-trick from Kyle Pitt.

The home side did draw level through Robert Lazarczuk on the hour mark, but Woodham knows his team let the game slip away from them.

He told the Observer: "Initially I was disappointed with it, to be honest.

"We didn't take our chances in the first-half when we were on top, that's probably one of the biggest regrets. We had chances but didn't take them.

"The first-half was good and we didn't do a lot wrong apart from score. Had we scored, I can't see us losing the game, but we kept them in it.

"I'm disappointed with their set-pieces because we didn't manage them. We gave away a couple of goals in our six-yard area.

"We had a couple of warnings in the first-half when they had two or three free headers. We didn't head that warning and got picked off, so we need to have a look at that.

"I am disappointed with the result but I'm not going to criticise anyone for a lack of effort.

"We just need that little buzz at certain times. When we are on top we need to score goals.

"The third goal obviously hurt us but we had chances to get back into the game and we haven't taken them, so it's disappointing.

"We were a little bit frustrated with each other at half-time but we didn't do a lot wrong.

"The key is when we are on top and we're getting good chances, we've got to take them. We failed to do that and let the game slip away from us really."

Woodham continued: "I thought our decision-making was probably a bit poor in the second-half. Daniel Roberts was in one-on-one with the keeper and has got to score.

"Goals change games but we didn't take our chances.

"Robert Lazarczuk put one in the back of the net which he's very good at. He didn't mean it but he will certainly say he did, and fair play to him because he kept on going and had a good game.

"He kept on probing, asking questions and trying to make things happen, and he got his reward with another goal.

"Generally our decision making in the final third is not where it should have been and we've conceded at the other end, so as a collective we've lost the game which will disappoint everyone."

The defeat was a first in three matches in all competitions for Windsor and it leaves them in 12th position in the league table.

Windsor are the away side at Stag Meadow on Boxing Day (26th December, 3pm) against Virginia Water, before Tuffley Rovers make the journey on 29th December.