MICK Woodham insists that he will rattle a few cages at Windsor after their nine-match winning streak came to an end with a 3-2 defeat against Abingdon United on Tuesday.

Windsor had been in imperious form until a surprise defeat at Stag Meadow in the Hellenic Premier Division, leaving them 10th in the league table.

Woodham has demanded a reaction from his team when Burnham make the short journey this Saturday (3pm) and explained their will be changes to the line-up.

Speaking to the Observer, the Windsor manager declared: “I couldn’t care less who we play on Saturday but we’re back at Stag Meadow and I’m expecting a better performance over the 90 minutes to win a game.

“Everyone match can bite us on the bum but I’m not prepared to accept what I saw on Tuesday, so we will have to get a reaction.

“Burnham will have nothing to lose, it will be their cup final. They were in the game for 71 minutes on Saturday and until just after half-time on Monday, so I’m not counting any chickens.

“All I know is we need to shake-up one or two things and rattle a few cages to get a better performance and back to winning ways.

“I would have thought there will be changes made to the team because we can do better than that and we will have to.

“If we were happy with what we saw on Tuesday and accepted it then I would give everyone a pat on the back, but I’m not prepared to accept that so there will be changes.”

Windsor were unfortunate to fall behind inside six minutes when captain Keiron Knight headed a corner into his own net, but the hosts recovered to lead at the break thanks to goals from Jack Denton and Barry Hayles.

However, Abingdon were much the better side after half-time and Kyle Morris levelled the scores before substitute Callum Harvey secure the points with a goal on 82 minutes.

Woodham bemoaned: “Over the 90 minutes we didn’t deserve to win so we’ve got no complaints but I’m disappointed to lose at home again.

“We were in the driving seat at half-time and had plenty of chances. We created a lot in the final third but we let them back into the game.

“We looked a bit flat and over the 90 minutes Abingdon deserved it. They wanted to win more than we did and showed a bit more hunger, energy and desire.

“When you add those three components together they deserved the points. It was a good away performance for them.”

The Windsor boss continued: “The early goal probably helped us in fairness because we’ve not played for 10 days. It wakes you up a little bit and our reaction after that was very good.

“We got the two goals and probably could have had a couple more, so I’ve got no complaints with our reaction after the own goal.

“We told the boys at half-time to tidy it up a little bit in our own half, don’t be so careless, continue pushing and be a bit clinical in front of goal. But, in the second half we didn’t tested their keeper at all.

“We showed glimpses of ability in the first half to get ourselves back in front and ahead of the game, but the longer the second half went on the better Abingdon got, so I’ve no complains.”

Woodham also criticised Hellenic League officials for allowing the scheduled Premier Division fixture away at Fairford Town last weekend to be postponed.

He moaned: “Missing out has hurt us in terms of momentum, but having said that Abingdon work hard. They’re a good side and showed a real endeavour to win the game.

“We could not match them for one reason or another and it was a poor performance in the second half, but we didn’t ask for the 10-day break.

“We just want to play so well done to the league, that was a costly day off for us.”

Windsor turn their attention to the Floodlit Cup and a tie away at Woodley United on Monday (7.45pm).

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