WINDSOR have exited the FA Vase this season after a 6-1 defeat at Biggleswade in the fifth round on Sunday, writes Rob Stevens.

Windsor, the sole representatives from the Hellenic League still in the national competition, were looking to reach the quarter-finals for a second successive season.

Manager Mick Woodham had put the pressure to win the last-16 tie on Biggleswade and he would have been pleased to go into the break at Langford Road with the scores goalless.

Biggleswade however ran riot in the second half as both Ryan Inskip and Lee Northfield bagged a brace, with further goals from captain Alex Marsh and Nick Henebery.

Windsor salvaged some pride when substitute Matthew Stockill scored from the penalty spot after George Gould was fouled by substitute Nathan George in the final minute of normal time.

Woodham told the Observer: “Let’s acknowledge what a good side Biggleswade are but we knew that coming here.

“We have had a stupid 10 minutes in that second-half and we’ve quite frankly thrown the game away and put it in the bin – stupid decisions at two goals down.

“Two goals behind doesn’t scare anyone because we are still in the game but two minutes later we’re four down and the game is gone – bang, bang, bang and gone.

“That game management isn’t going to win us anything and that kind of sloppy, careless and carefree attitude has cost us.

“We need to take something away from this game albeit use it as a stepping stone for the rest of the season, just to be a little bit mature when questions are being asked of us.

“Biggleswade put us under a lot of pressure and we succumbed to it at key times.”

Read the full match report and further reaction from Mick Woodham, plus all the match photos in the Observer this Friday.