WINDSOR manager Mick Woodham has challenged his side to reach a cup final this year after a string of near misses last season, writes Rob Stevens.

Windsor failed to give their supporters a day out at a cup final last season despite making one semi-finals and two quarter-finals, most notably the last eight in the FA Vase.

They have reached the fifth round in the Vase this term and backed that up with a 3-0 win against Cheltenham Saracens in the Hellenic Challenge Cup on Saturday.

Goals from Daniel Roberts and Kieran Knight gave them a clear lead over their opponents from Division One West heading into the break at Stag Meadow.

The home side secured their victory in the quarter-finals tie when Roberts found the back of the net two minutes into time added on.

Woodham believed that is was a deserved win for his side, but he has acknowledged that the hard work to reach a cup final starts now.

He told the Observer: "We fully deserved the win and played well when we were asked to, so we're very pleased with that.

"Although we only scored three goals we were good value for three or four more, so we did everything right in terms of our build up and link-up play.

"It was a good performance when you consider Cheltenham had scored 10 goals the week before, so they must carry a goal threat somewhere.

"We kept a clean sheet with a good performance so I'm very pleased. The only disappointment is we didn't score more goals to put the cream on it."

The reward for Windsor is an away tie in the semi-finals against either Premier Division rivals Bishops Cleeve or Almondsbury from Division One West.

Windsor can also look forward to a fifth round tie away at Biggleswade in the FA Vase, plus a trip to Lydney Town in round three of the Hellenic Floodlit Cup.

Woodham continued: "We are out of the Berks & Bucks Senior Cup which is a little bit unfortunate, but we will focus on the three that we're still in.

"We're exactly where we want to be in terms of the cups and the message to the boys is there's a final in there for them somewhere, but the hard work starts now.

"We will focus on the next cup game but we've got to perform because we all know what the prize is at the end of it.

"We've got to repeat the performance from last weekend because the challenge is to get into a final and we all want a day out.

"We had some tough draws last season and were all disappointed to finish empty-handed, but that's what happens in cup football. Only one team can win the trophy.

"We're away in the semi-finals of the Challenge Cup, which is fantastic for us, and we will try our best to get into a cup final after a string of near misses last season."

Windsor return to action in the Premier Division with a trip to Ardley United this Saturday (3pm), before travelling to Brackley Town Saints next Wednesday (7.45pm).