GARY WADE has admitted that Old Windsor were guilty of not taking their chances after a 3-1 defeat against Singh Sabha Slough on Saturday.

Wade believes the East Berkshire Premier Division fixture could have gone either way but the Old Windsor manager there are no excuses.

He told the Observer: “It was a close game and we went for the win.

“We had the better of the first half and should have scored with the win and slope behind us. We could have been two or three goals ahead had we taken our chances but that didn’t happen.

“I had lots of players available so there are no excuses. We just didn’t take our chances. It’s just your luck.”

The deadlock was broken after the half-time interval as Hassan Monir made a yard for himself on the edge of the box and shot at goal. His effort wrong-footed the Windsor keeper and the ball looped into the top corner.

Old Windsor were not behind for long however as Tom Hartridge was left unmarked at the back post and levelled the scores with a towering header.

Singh Sabha had the luxury of bringing on quality players from the bench and both substitutes Dillon Bains and Mandeep Rai combined to put the hosts ahead on 80 minutes.

Rai found Bains around 25-yards from goal and he unleashed a rocket shot with his left foot into the top corner giving the Windsor keeper no chance.

Singh Sabha secured the three points with a third goal in stoppage time. Bains cut the ball back to Rai and his shot was stopped on the line by a Windsor defender.

The penalty was given and a red card issued. Rai stepped up and coolly slotted home the resulting spot-kick.

The defeat leaves Old Windsor in sixth position in the league table with three points from their opening two matches, and Wade is targeting a higher finish this time around.

He said: "There are some decent sides in this league so each week you know you will get a tough game, with the exception of Langley who are running away with it at the moment.

"We've got a good squad and looking to finish higher in the league. In reality most teams are looking to finish second behind Langley.

"We've got a good squad, a good set of players, it's just about getting the best players together week in week out.

"And it would be great to have a cup run, but Old Windsor and cup runs do not seem to go that well at the moment."

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