WINDSOR manager Mick Woodham is chuffed for his side after their 3-1 win at Lydney Town in the Hellenic Floodlit Cup on Tuesday, writes Rob Stevens.

Woodham wanted a reaction after his side were thumped at Biggleswade in the FA Vase on Sunday and Windsor delivered with a convincing win in the third round tie.

A goal from Daniel Roberts gave the visitors the lead midway through the first half at the Lydney Recreation Ground, but Lewis Thompson equalised two minutes before the break.

Windsor secured their spot in the quarter-finals thanks to second-half goals from Barry Hayles and Roberts.

Woodham told the Observer: “I’m really pleased on the back on Sunday, when we got smacked about a little bit.

“The boys have dusted themselves down, got on the bus and come down here having had half a day off work.They really showed that they wanted to stay in this competition because that was a tough old game.

“There was non-stop rain on a bumpy old pitch, so the conditions were tough.

“We could’ve had the game out of sight before half-time if we had taken our chances, in my opinion. The game should have been completely in the bag at the break but it wasn’t.

“We reacted well enough in the second-half and got over the line fairly comfortably.

“Daniel, Barry, Kane Fitzgerald and Matthew Stockill were all making good angles. Some of our play in the first-half was fantastic - our attacking runs and breaking the lines.

“We left the door open at the back for Lydney to equalise, which they didn’t deserve, but it’s up to us do something about it away from home.

“We pushed and we pressed and got our rewards, but just on our first-half performance alone I thought we were worthy winners.

“Lydney have got to come out and get a goal, but we have boys that can play on the break and we carried a threat.

“We could’ve had more goals in the second-half, plus we defended our goal and kept a clean sheet after the break.

“Our back four were fantastic when really they didn’t have a lot to do.”

Woodham continued: “We had a few players missing; Paul Coyne, Jamie Di Guiseppe and Victor Ocansey were that ones that started on Sunday.

“But, we’ve got a decent group and I’m really pleased for the boys.

“I’m proud of them because they’ve put their hands in their pockets to get the supporters a burger and a couple of pints of beer off their own back.

“I’m really pleased for the boys because, having taken time of work and travelling to all this way, they really showed that they wanted to seek a reaction after Sunday.

“I can’t ask for any more than that so I’m chuffed for them.

"It keeps the season alive because the league is a bit of a mystery to us, but we’re in a cup semi-final and now quarter-final.

“Let’s just hope for a favourable draw.”