WINDSOR manager Mick Woodham believes his side deserved more from the 2-1 defeat against Virginia Water in the Stag Meadow derby on Boxing Day (Wednesday), writes Rob Stevens.

Windsor conceded a soft first goal before a controversial penalty decision in the first-half of the Hellenic Premier Division clash.

The away side then had a penalty saved by Waters keeper Matthew Jones in the second-half, before forward Daniel Roberts was unfortunate to hit the crossbar and post late on.

Woodham told the Observer: “We’re a little bit disappointed to be fair, however we done enough to get something out of the game.

“I’m not saying we actually did enough to win it as they had a couple of chances towards the end when we were pushing.

“Perhaps they wouldn’t have had those chances if the scoreline had been different, but I thought we did enough to get something out of the game.

“We conceded two soft goals really. I’m not sure what the referee saw for the penalty but we didn’t deal with the first set-piece.

“I thought we were then pretty much on the front foot throughout, but if you don’t take your chances then you find yourselves taking very little from a game.

“Did we get what we deserved? No, but that’s football and it’s disappointing.

“The penalty was a gift and a golden opportunity to get back into the game, then we can re-set and go again and perhaps it’s a different story, but it wasn’t to be.

“We’ve also hit the bar, which was another good opportunity inside their six-yard area, plus we hit the post right at the end. I was right behind it and thought it was going in.

“We are creating chances but are not clinical enough and we’re conceding goals, so it’s difficult.

“Barry (Hayles, coach) thought Hugo Sobte was impeded for the first one but whatever the outcome is we’ve still got to deal with it better than that, particularly as it was their first set-piece.

“I couldn’t see the penalty from where we were but that’s all they had in the first-half, one set-piece and a penalty.

“I thought we deserved a point and can’t ask for too much more.

“We always want a bit more and one or two could have done a bit more, but on the day we’re a bit frustrated.”

The defeat leaves Windsor in 13th position in the league table ahead of a visit to Stag Meadow from bottom side Tuffley Rovers this Saturday (3pm).

Woodham is aware of the need for points to start to climb the table, and he hopes the fixture list in the New Year can help his side build some momentum.

He explained: “I’m pleased to be going again on Saturday and hopefully we can right a few wrongs from Boxing Day, but basically get three points. We need to get some points.

“It looks like our fixture list in the league is a bit more settled than it was in 2018 when it was very erratic, so hopefully we will get s run of games and get some momentum going.

“We have been playing cup games all of the time and the bottom line is we need to get some points.”