WINDSOR manager Mick Woodham has challenged his side to back-up their recent win in the FA Vase with a victory against Cheltenham Saracens in the Hellenic Challenge Cup today (Saturday, 3pm) writes Rob Stevens.

A return to action in the Vase inspired Windsor to a 4-1 win at AFC Uckfield Town last weekend, which sets up a trip to Biggleswade in the last 16 on Sunday 3rd February.

However, Woodham has warned his team that it will count for nothing if they cannot beat lower-league Cheltenham in the quarter-finals of the Challenge Cup at Stag Meadow.

He told the Observer: "It's a very important game for us because the winner goes into the semi-finals and we want to be there.

"It's irrelevant who the opposition are. We need to carry on with the same desire and tempo from the win in the, and if we don't I will be disappointed.

"We're fully prepared for a difficult game but I want to win and hopefully we can go as strong as we can. We trained on Thursday and it's all about today (Saturday) now.

"The boys had three or four days off to enjoy their win in the Vase but that counts for nothing if we can't back it up with another victory. Good teams can do that.

"We've been a little bit guilty of not doing that recently. We put in one good performance, particularly in the Vase, but then stutter in the next two or three games.

"This is a good opportunity to rectify that and I expect us to go through."

Woodham continued: "Cheltenham can certainly score goals so we will need to nullify that threat, and I'm hoping we can go into the match with the same tempo and intensity because there's a big prize at the end.

"I don't expect our efforts to drop because we want to remain in these league cup competitions.

"We've just got to be careful because I expect it will be their cup final, but I don't know how good Cheltenham are, so I might be doing them a dis-service.

"We've prepared how we do and I'm sure we will have to be at our very best to win."

Windsor have beaten all lower-league opposition in North Leigh United, Holyport and Moreton Rangers to reach the last eight in the Challenge Cup.

Cheltenham are in second place in Division One West and three points behind Easington Sports with a game in hand on the league leaders.

The Saracens have scored 17 goals in their previous two matches, conceding just once, and the visitors to Stag Meadow have already eliminated Aston Clinton Reserves, Milton United and AFC Aldermaston (walkover win) in the Challenge Cup.