Scott: Windsor down but not out
Windsor FC boss Keith Scott admits his players are feeling ‘down’ after a fortnight which has seen their hopes of a dream double go up in smoke.
Just two weeks ago Windsor were in pole position for the Combined Counties Premier Division title but shock back-to-back defeats against Chessington & Hook and Wembley left them 11 points adrift of leaders Guildford City.
They did respond with a fine 2-0 home win against Croydon on Saturday to keep their slim league hopes alive.
But they crashed out of the Berks & Bucks Senior Trophy at the semi-final stage on Tuesday night after a penalty shoot-out defeat at Abingdon.
The recent disappointments have taken their toll according to boss Scott but he says it’s vital that his players keep going.
He said:“The guys are down, as we all are.
“But they have to raise themselves because we’re still in with a chance in the league.
“Obviously it’s advantage Guildford but it’s not over yet.
“We were in a very strong position just two weeks ago, that’s how quickly football can change.”
Scott added:“It was disappointing to lose on Tuesday night – it would have been nice to get to a cup final.
“But we’ve started from nothing just one year ago and we’ve reached a semi-final and are second in the league.
“As a manager you have to put things into perspective and it’s difficult to be critical because we’ve done exceptionally well.
“We’ve come such a long way. Yes we’re disappointed not to have made the final, but we have to move on.”
Windsor return to league action this week with two games, including their game in hand on leaders Guildford City.
Scott’s side host Sandhurst Town on Saturday before travelling to Dorking on Tuesday night.