WINDSOR manager Mick Woodham had declared his pride in the team after they reached the final of the Hellenic Challenge Cup this season, writes Rob Stevens.

Two goals in the second half from

Daniel Roberts

plus a

Robert Lazarczuk

strike saw Windsor win 3-0 in the semi-finals at Almondsbury from Division One West on Saturday.

Woodham explained his side had to go back to basics in difficult conditions at The Field, but the victory sets up a tantalising cup final against rivals Ascot United on Monday 6th May (3pm).

Woodham told the Observer: “I’m very pleased because cup matches are difficult to gage and there was some pressure on us a little bit as Almondsbury are in the league below.

“The conditions, we may just as well have played on the M5 really. It was a tough afternoon and very windy.

“I’m delighted for the boys and we had great support. We kept a clean sheet and scored three goals so I’m pleased.

“We could’ve been a little bit more comfortable at half-time because we created some good chances.

“We just asked the boys for a little bit more composure and quality in and around their box. We should be okay if we do all the basics and that got us a two-goal lead.

“We scored two good goals then had a little bit of a spell where they were probably the better side for 10 minutes.

“Almondsbury hit the post and had a couple of chances, plus Hugo Sobte had to make a fine one-on-one save.

“That moment just killed their momentum a little bit and then we went up the other end and got the third goal, so it was game over.

“It was a tough afternoon but we’re in the final and that’s all I care about.

“I don’t think we felt added pressure because it was a semi-final. I asked the boys to just play our natural game.

“We got our bums bitten by Binfield in a cup game two weeks ago and 72 hours after we had beaten them in the league, so it was important to come and do all of the basics. If we stuck to that and our core values then our quality would come through.

“Almondsbury knocked out Bishops Cleeve in a previous round and you can understand why, it’s difficult coming here.

“All in all, I’m very pleased and proud, and we’ve got something to look forward to now.”

Woodham continued: “We did try to get the ball down once we settled after 10 minutes and our back four was strong. We got the ball down and moved it around the park. We got our crosses in but the only thing lacking were some goals.

“There was no real concern at half-time but all the time we’re not taking our chances we leave them in the game.

“We were concious of doing that for too long but we came up trumps nice and early in the second half.

“It was a great finish from Robert for the first goal but we could have had three or four on top of that.

“The icing on the cake was Daniel for the third goal, so it was a good afternoon for us.”