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Windsor FC are just four matches from Wembley in the FA Vase

WINDSOR face their biggest match since the club was re-formed in 2011, manager Mick Woodham has announced ahead of the FA Vase clash with Eastbourne.

His players travel to the East Sussex side tomorrow (Saturday) knowing a win will put them one step closer to a dream Wembley final.

If they do overcome the Southern Combination League Premier Division side, Windsor will be just three further FA Vase victories away from marching out at England’s national stadium.

Woodham said: “I am not overselling it.

“That is going to be the club’s biggest game since it came back again.

“Four games from Wembley.

“For us, the target is to be in the draw on Monday.”

He noted that Eastbourne ‘don’t concede too many’ but would not spend too much time worrying about their capabilities.

“Let’s just focus on what we can do,” he said, and added that Windsor will need to play at a level of performance they have not yet reached this season.

The fixture follows a 2-1 win over  Lydney Town on Saturday which Mick believed could have been a much more comfortable victory.

A pair of set pieces were enough to secure all three points, with Andrew Ingram opening the scoring with a header before Riccardo Cannon doubled the lead after he got on the end of a corner.

Lydney struck late but Windsor could have been out of sight by the half time whistle.

Kieran Knight was denied a brace as he blasted a penalty over the bar before being flagged for offside after he fired home.

The hosts continued to put Lydney’s keeper to work in the second half but fell short of finding a third goal.

“A good team performance,” Woodham assessed, and added that Windsor ‘could have run away with it at the end’.

He was especially happy with how his players secured the three points in reaction to the 4-2 defeat to 16th placed Ascot on Boxing Day.

Saturday’s win took Windsor to 8th place with four games in hand over Royal Wootton Bassett, who have the same haul of 34 points.

That keeps Woodham’s side said nine points from his target of a top six finish.


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