MICK Woodham is confident Windsor will head to Erith Town without fear and back themselves to win in the FA Vase second round this Sunday (3pm).

Windsor have won their last eight matches in all competitions and have already beaten Devizes Town, Whitchurch United and Flackwell Heath in the Vase.

Erith are currently fourth from bottom in the Southern Counties East League Premier Division but unbeaten in four games, a run that started with a win against Pagham in the Vase.

Woodham watched Erith win 4-2 at Cray Valley two weeks ago and knows Windsor will have to be at their very best, but he challenged his team to leave Oakwood Old Road with no regrets on Sunday.

VIDEO: Windsor manager Mick Woodham previews the FA Vase second round tie away at Erith Town this Saturday.

The Windsor manager told the Observer: “We went to watch Erith two weeks ago and they were playing a mid-table team. At the time Erith were third from bottom but they looked to be in a very false position.

“They were very strong all over the park, with good fundamentals and set pieces. The front three were quick and on the night they played very well against a good side.

“Erith look to be a very strong outfit so we’re going to have to be at our very best and possibly just on edge a little bit, play right on the cusp of doing the very best to get a result.

“I was really pleased we went down to see them because we learnt an awful lot. We put that into practice at training on Thursday and see if it is good enough.

Woodham added: The Erith manager knows his squad very well. He made two very good tactical changes at half-time on that night and those changes won him the game.

“He knows what he has got, his best team, and the shape will probably be the same because they’re are at home.

“There’s no reason for them to be defensive so I think we’re fairly sure what to expect and it’s up to us to react to it, and we can.

“We had to work very hard at Flackwell in the previous round. We went there with no fear and backed ourselves, and we’re going go do exactly the same this weekend.

“Our personnel with probably change slightly but we’re going to go there aiming to win the game and leave nothing behind.

“If it’s good enough on the day we will all be delighted but we will not be leaving there with any regrets.”

Commenting whether Erith could benefit from being the home team, Woodham said: “I said prior to the draw is that we wanted to be away.

If you look at our winning run at the moment, five of them have come away from home, so we’re very effective and efficient playing away and travelling down there is not a concern for us.”

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