MANAGER Mick Woodham admitted his Windsor players have only themselves to blame for crashing out of the Perpetua Press Floodlit Cup, writes Dave Wright.

They slumped to a shock 4-1 home defeat at the hands of Binfield on Tuesday, having beaten the same opponents 2-0 at Stubbs Lane in the Premier Division of the Hellenic League last Saturday.

"Binfield haven't won the game, we gave it to them," bemoaned Woodham following their quarter-final exit.

In just three days, both the two East Berkshire rivals showed a stark contrast in form, with Windsor much the better side at the weekend, but then finding it a lot more difficult to stamp their authority in the face of a more positive Binfield outfit.

While Windsor had looked sound in defence at Binfield, the same could not be said at Stag Meadow, where they looked very shaky on occasions.

Summing up both games, Woodham told the Observer: "We dominated on Saturday, played well, and were good value for our win.

"We did a lot of good things and were very effective all over the park.

"But three days later (Tuesday) we didn't do the simple things very well.

"We didn't defend our 18-yard area or even our six-yard area in the second half.

"The disappointing thing for me was Binfield haven't won the game, we gave it to them. We gave away some soft goals."

After falling behind to hat-trick man Ian Davies' opening header in the 38th minute, Dan Roberts followed up his brace on Saturday by equalising seven minutes into the second half.

But Windsor were level for not more a minute with their defence allowing Carlo Santoro to head the visitors back in front.

"We did the hard bit by getting back in the game, but then we commit a football crime by not looking after our goal and giving them another one," said Woodham.

"That gave Binfield the momentum to go forward. We made another mistake, it's 3-1 and it was game over.

"We have no-one to blame but ourselves. If you make mistakes like we did, you pay a heavy price.

"It has been disappointing evening, but we will dust ourselves down and go again."

Windsor, ninth in the table, face home games with 15th-placed Ardley United tomorrow (Saturday) and mid-table Flackwell Heath on Tuesday evening.

They have six league fixtures in total during March, with five of them at Stag Meadow.

"We are now looking to move up the table and we also have a League Cup tie (at Almondsbury) to look forward to on Saturday next week," concluded Woodham.