WINDSOR manager Mark Cooper admits his side need to become more clinical in front of goal in order to end their five-match losing streak, writes Rob Stevens.

Windsor have not tasted success since the win at Reading City over four weeks ago and their losing run continued with a 2-1 defeat at home against rivals Burnham in the Hellenic League Premier Division on Tuesday night.

The Stag Meadow-based club have managed just four goals in their last five games – conceding 15 – and Cooper knows his team must find their scoring boots.

He told the Observer: “It’s tough to take. We’ve played Burnham three times now in the space of about six weeks. Last time out and this time we competed, and the result could have gone either way without question.

“At 1-1 and in the second half certainly we were the better side. We played pretty much the entire half in their half of the pitch.

“We had a couple of chances but didn’t convert them and sure enough we were made to pay for it.

“We had been scoring at will but conceding a lot of goals. We have only conceded four goals in the last three games so defensively we’ve certainly improved on that front.

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PHOTO: Burnham celebrate the equalising goal from Gavin James (nine) in the 2-1 win at Windsor.

“We scored another in midweek which is pleasing from open play, but we need to convert more chances.

“Burnham had a little bit more creativity in the first half certainly, but in the second half it was all us and I thought there was only going to be one winner. In the end we got hit on the break and paid the price.

“On Tuesday night the defeat was particularly tough to take, certainly after how we played in the second half.

“It’ just feels like we’ve been on the wrong end of a couple of very close games that have gone against us. It’s difficult when results go like that for you.

“On a different night we could have won both games, so all of a sudden you’re looking at things completely differently.

“We’re working with a group of players and always trying to add quality which of course isn’t easy to bring in.”

The defeat means Windsor stand in 11th position in the league table ahead of a trip to third-placed Bishops Cleeve this Saturday (3pm).