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  • Writer's pictureRob Stevens

Old Windsor will be in a 'good position' to challenge Britwell with a win over Singh Sabha

PICTURE: Old Windsor celebrate with the Slough Town Cup after a 2-1 win in the final against Singh Sabha on Good Friday. The two sides meet again in the Premier Division in a Showcase Match at Stag Meadow, Windsor on Friday night (7.30pm).

Old Windsor Chairman, Gary Wade, has played down talk that the Showcase Match against Singh Sabha at Stag Meadow will be a Premier Division title decider.

The game is billed as the second leg in a trilogy between the rivals and The Os hold a psychology advantage having won the first match - lifting the Slough Town Cup on Good Friday.

Sabha manager, Zufran Asghar, claimed the showpiece in Windsor on Friday night (7.30pm) is a ‘must win’ for his side to reclaim the title they won on the final day of last season.

Wade, although hailing the atmosphere as ‘fantastic’ after their historical Cup win, will not rule out the threat current league leaders, Britwell, pose, and instead believes three points under the lights will only improve their chances of championship glory.

He explained: “The atmosphere around the club at the moment is absolutely fantastic. We enjoyed the day of the Slough Town Cup final, which was great for the Club. Not only did we enjoy the occasion, we enjoyed the afternoon as a team and as a club, and as a community within Old Windsor. We all had a thoroughly good afternoon.

“We just about deserved to win the game. It was a very close match, as it always is with Singh Sabha. We know how close these game are always going to be and both teams can win on their day.”

PHOTO: Old Windsor Chairman, Gary Wade, proudly shows off the Slough Town Cup after the 2-1 win against Singh Sabha at Burnham FC on good Friday. PHOTO: Gary House.

Wade continued: “The atmosphere around the club is absolutely fantastic and we’re ready to go for this one. We’ve played two games since the Cup final and won six points, and we now move on to the Showcase Match, which is obviously an important game.

“Nothing can be decided on the day, because Britwell are still very much in with a chance of winning the league, and we have them still to play as well.

“We know it’s going to be an important game. We’re one point behind Singh Sabha and with a game in hand, so if we win and go above them then we will be in a good position to challenge Britwell during the last five matches of the season.

“That’s the plan and the hope, but we all know it’s going to be a really tough game against Singh Sabha.”

He added: “I don’t think we’ll do anything different but that’s down to Darren (Wareham, manager), he picks the team. He’ll know what team he’s going to put out. We’ve got a couple of different players that were unavailable to play in the Cup final but, whether they get in is down to Darren.

“We all know that Singh Sabha have got a lot of players they can pull in and I’m sure they’ll have a slightly different team that will give us different challenges.

“We will then prepare for the League Cup final just a few days after that but, this league game is our full focus at this moment in time.”

The third and final leg in the trilogy is the League Cup final at Burnham FC on Bank Holiday Monday (2pm).

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