WINDSOR manager Mick Woodham has praised his side for their efforts to finish sixth in the Hellenic Premier Division this season, writes Rob Stevens.

The Stag Meadow-based club one twice in nine league matches between November and January when perhaps the FA Vase was their priority.

That left Windsor scrambling in mid-table but a run of six straight wins between mid-March and April saw them climb up to sixth place and one point behind Shrivenham in fifth.

Windsor also finished with the second best defensive record in the league (46 goals conceded in 36 matches) behind champions Wantage Town (42 in 36).

Woodham told the Observer: “Had we been in the top four at Christmas we could’ve pushed on and asked a few more questions at the end of the season, but results didn’t go our way in December and we dropped points.

“We then won our games in hand and got back up the table so sixth is about right. We could’ve nicked another place but all clubs will have a similar argument.

“Sixth place is a good improvement on last year and certainly our defensive record is better.

“We might have nicked another six or seven points on top of that but sixth didn’t look on at one stage when we were scrambling at 10th or 11th.

“Credit to the boys for their effort and workrate to finish they way they did.

“We’ve had some good results and performances, but also some bad ones that we need to learn from in order to improve and push on against next season.”