WINDSOR manager Mick Woodham has explained his side were more effective than Brackley Town Saints in their 3-0 win at St James Park on Wednesday, writes Rob Stevens.

Windsor stunned their title-chasing hosts thanks to a hat-trick from Daniel Roberts to end a run of five league matches without a win.

Woodham is delighted with the performance and the result, their first win in the league since early November, and he believes Windsor did a better job of getting to grips with their opponents.

He told the Observer: “Brackley are a good team that will probably go on to win this league.

“I’m delighted with the result away from home, as you would expect, and felt we deserved the win just on the chances we created.

“We scored just before half-time and with our first opportunity really. We then had to wait for our second and third goals after the break but could’ve got the job done a little bit earlier. That’s not me being critical, it’s just a fact.

“In the first 25 minutes, we were uncharacteristically nervous and started slowly, but we then settled down and gave them as much as they gave us.

“It was a different game to Ardley last weekend in lots of ways. The pitch allowed both sides to play football and it was a good example of a good game.

“Brackley are a good side but they didn’t react to what we had. We got to grips with their shape and they didn’t with ours.

“It was a good team performance and we took our chances, plus, if I’m honest, Hugo Sobte (keeper) didn’t have too much to do. Brackley played pretty football but we were more effective.”

On hat-trick hero Roberts, the Windsor boss said: “The all-round performance from Daniel mirrored ours as a team.

“We had a gameplan and he took his first chance well, but then hard to work hard and force the next two.

“Dan needs to understand that the goals will come if he chases back and shuts people down. He will benefit from that and so will we.

“It was all about the team in midweek but Dan will score goals. He’s with us to improve upon other aspects of his game.”

The win means Windsor have moved up two places to 13th position in the league table ahead of a trip to fourth-placed Wantage Town this Saturday (3pm).

Woodham has acknowledged it will be a difficult game on a tough pitch, but he has challenged his side to record back-to-backs wins against promotion-chasing sides.

He said: “We’ve had three away games in seven days and they are no real excuses because it’s given us a week to focus on league fixtures, which we haven’t been able to do before.

“Wantage promote themselves as the favourites to win the league, so they tell everyone, but we need to try to get back-to-back wins against top-four opposition.

“It’s a very tough pitch so it will be a different game all together, but hopefully we can put a performance in and come away with something.

"If we can replicate our games in areas then we will be difficult to beat, but we will have to adjust because there is no way you can play football on a pitch like that."