WINDSOR manager Mick Woodham has identified eighth position in the Hellenic Premier Division as a realistic finish for his side this season.

The Stag Meadow-based club are currently in 11th position and three points behind eighth-placed Longlevens ahead of a visit from third in the table Wantage Town this Saturday (3pm).

Only Bracknell Town have played fewer games than Windsor in the top half of the table, and Woodham wants his side to focus on going forward.

He told the Observer: “We need to pick up some points against Wantage on Saturday. That’s the next job and focus so we’ve got to get ourselves ready.

“We’ve got 11 league games remaining so the aim is to pick up as many points as we can.

“Sixth position is going to be difficult now so eighth place is probably more realistic and that might be beyond us as well.

“We’ve still got to play the teams in the top five or six and it’s up to us to show them we’re at that level as well.

“We will only do that by playing decent football and probably managing situations a little better than we did at times on Tuesday.

“We’ve got a lot of football to play and we just need to learn these lessons quickly and focus on going forward.”

Windsor exited the Berks & Bucks Senior Cup after a 5-0 quarter-finals defeat to MK Dons at Stag Meadow on Tuesday, and Woodham admits his side contributed to their own downfall.

He explained: “We got taught a lesson in how to finish against a good side, and good luck to them.

“I’ve got no idea about the penalty but certainly the second and third goals we could have done a bit better with, and maybe the last one, but by then the game had gone anyway.

“We had a couple of chances probably at two-nil but didn’t take them. It is harsh but it’s football.”

Windsor turn their attention to the Floodlit Cup and a third round tie away at Thatcham Town next Monday (7.45pm).

Woodham said: “We had the chance on Tuesday to rubber stamp a really good season by getting into a semi-final but it wasn’t to be.

"That’s cup football and we will do our very best on Monday to try and push ourselves closer to a final.”

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