WINDSOR manager Mick Woodham has explained his side produced an effective performance to win 2-1 away at Longlevens in the Hellenic Premier Division on Saturday, writes Rob Stevens.


were beaten at home by the same opposition the week before and


knew the importance of a quick return to winning form.

He did not care how his team got the three points but believes it was a deserved victory at Sawmills End.

Central defender Luke Appleton scored the winning goal in time added on after Corey Parchment had broke the deadlock seconds into the second half.

Woodham told the Observer: “The last thing we said when the left the changing room after we were beaten 4-0 was to win the next game as soon as we could.

“I didn’t care how we did it but we had to win the next one and we duly did that. We did it really effectively and I’m very pleased.

“We competed for 90 minutes and played a lot of good football. We were the dominate side and deserved to win in the end.

“We learnt where our weaknesses were from the week before and strengthened them, plus we concentrated on our strengths as well.

“We were very good for 30 minutes the week before but we didn’t take our chances, so we were pretty confident that we would be okay if we put both elements together.

“We were unfortunate not to score in the first half but in the second we put our chances away.

“I’m pleased for Corey because he was probably guilty of missing two or three chances in the first game, but he got on the end of good work from Barry Hayles.

“Luke popped up with the winner at the death when really we had been pushing for 93 minutes with corners and pressure.

“It was a really good away performance and I’m pleased for the boys.”

Woodham continued: “Longlevens scored a couple of minutes after we did so that’s a little bit disappointing because we didn’t get the chance to get back at them and get a second goal.

“We put a lot of balls into the box with quality but it didn’t really work for us at times. We kept on going however and in open play with were very effective.

“Our two centre backs were very good as well as they won every aerial battle and their headers, which we asked them to do.

"Barry and Kieran Knight gave us a physicality and quality at the other end. Longlevens didn't have a comfortable afternoon like the did the week before.

"It all paid off in the end and we competed all around the park, so I was pleased."

The win means Windsor stand in ninth position in the league table ahead of a visit to Stag Meadow from Lydney Town this Saturday (3pm), before Brackley Town Saints make the journey next Tuesday (7.45pm).

Woodham said: "It will be very similar in style to Longlevens, so hopefully we can have everyone available and can learn from Saturday as well as the defeat the week before.

"We played Lydney two days after getting knocked out of the FA Vase at Biggleswade. It was a long trip on a wet night and we done very well down there.

"It will be a tough game and they boys know we can't have any more slip ups if we want to keep on climbing the league."