WINDSOR returned to winning ways in the Hellenic Premier Division this season after a 2-0 victory over Burnham on Saturday.

Mick Woodham called for a reaction from his side when a 3-2 defeat to Abingdon United last week ended their impressive nine-match winning streak.

Windsor left it late to secure the points at Stag Meadow but goals in the final 10 minutes from Barry Hayles and Riccardo Cannon left Woodham pleased with the response.

Speaking to the Observer, the Windsor manager said: “The gameplan was to start quickly and try to score early to put the game to bed.

“We put that into place and created five or six chances but for one reason or another things didn’t go our way.

“We should have been three or four goals up at half-time so the message to the boys in the second half was to be patient and not panic.

“We tweaked our shape slightly and the boys played with confidence, so their quality came through in the end.

“We had to win the game and did so with two good goals, so there are no disappointments and I’m pleased to be winning again.

“The longer the game went on the deeper Burnham got. Had we played another 30 minutes they would have headed into the Great Park.”

He continued: “It was up to us to bounce back from the disappointment against Abingdon. It was all about what happened next and we needed a reaction, particularly playing at home again.

“The boys were very comfortable and it was a controlled performance, so a good reaction.”

The win leaves Windsor in 10th position in the league table but one win from seventh place and with games in hand on all the sides above them.

Windsor turn their attention to the FA Vase and a third round proper tie away at Combined Counties Premier Division club Walton & Hersham this Saturday (3pm).

Woodham insists third-placed Walton & Hersham will be favourites to win the tie, but he believes his side has the confidence to beat anyone at the moment.

He explained: “Their front five or six players are very quick and lively so it will be a tough challenge on the 3G pitch.

“The Combined Counties Premier Division is very lively from the midfield onwards and Walton & Hersham have very quick, attacking and skilful players, so we know what we will be facing.

“We will go there with an attitude not to lose the game, to get a replay at the very least, so we will turn up and see what we can do.

It will be another challenge but the boys have the confidence to win any game of football at the moment.

Walton & Hersham will be red hot favourites. They’re at home on their pitch and in the top two or three of the league, playing good football.”

The Floodlit Cup tie away at Woodley United was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch on Monday. A new date is set to be confirmed.