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  • Writer's pictureRob Stevens

'We've not won anything yet!' - Old Windsor are dominant but need to win trophies to confirm their superiority


PICTURE: Old Windsor F.C. will bid to repeat one of the greatest achievements in the Clubs history on Good Friday and win a second Slough Town Senior Cup trophy. To do so, the Os must beat current holders, Singh Sabha.


Luke Wade has warned Old Windsor F.C. that the team has won nothing yet this season despite revelling in one of the most dominant periods of the campaign.

The Os have been in impressive form all season, losing just twice in 23 matches in all competitions but, have managed to raise bar to an all-new high since the Winter break.

The team has won in all nine matches since Christmas, scoring an impressive 61 goals and conceding just seven. The defence has kept a clean sheet in all of its last four games meaning Reals Saracens were the last side to score against them some seven weeks ago now.

The relentless winning streak has Old Windsor in prime position to regain the Premier Division title as well as the potential of three Cup competition wins this Spring. Their first Cup competition final appearance will be against old rivals Singh Sabha in the Slough Town Premier Cup at the 1878 Stadium, home of Burnham F.C., on Good Friday (10.30am).

Wade is buoyed by an impressive performance and 5-0 win against South Reading in the Semi Finals of the East Berkshire League Cup last weekend but, he knows that winning trophies is, ultimately, how the Os will be judged come the end of the campaign.

The assistant secretary said: “Since starting again after the break for Christmas, we’ve had some good results and performances. The game on Saturday in particular was pleasing because we played some decent stuff, used our attacking threats well to create a lot of chances, and at the other end keep a clean sheet. The two performances before that were not really us. We needed that performance against a really good South Reading side to take into the Slough Town Cup Final this Friday.

VIDEO: Old Windsor manager, Darren Wareham, reacts to the 5-0 win against South Reading in the Semi Finals of the League Cup competition on Saturday.


“I know that supporters of Old Windsor are enjoying the way that we’re playing and that’s all that concerns us. I would like to think we’re well respected in the local area and that others would appreciate the hard work we’ve all put in to get to this stage. Having said that, currently, we’ve not won anything and that’s ultimately what the team will be judged on.

“Our main target at the start of the season was to try and win the Premier Division. We’re in a position to try and make that happen and that’s really important for us. Having said that, it would be a lie if anyone said the Slough Town Cup was not a key priority.

“Winning the competition two years ago is probably one of the greatest achievements in the Club’s history. When you see some of the names on the trophy is makes you realise how big a competition this one is. It means a great deal to us to have reached the final and have the chance to win the competition for a second time.”

Old Windsor have not had a straightforward route to the final this season and had to overcome Premier Division rivals, Frontline, as well as Taplow United, finalists in the competition last season. And Wade was quick to praise Singh Sabha, the defending Cup competition holders, as an excellent team.

He explained: “When I saw the draw and our potential route to get to this stage, I thought it was going to be tough. We came up against Britwell United in the First Round when they were in a good run of form. We played really well then and deserved the win.

“The Quarter Finals match was away to the side top of the East Berkshire League Premier Division - Frontline. That was probably up there with the best we have played all season, each time we went forward we offered a threat and fully-deserved the win.

PICTURE: Old Windsor take on old rivals Singh Sabha in the Slough Town Cup Final at the 1878 Stadium, the home of Burnham F.C., on Good Friday (10.30am) kick off.


“The Semi Finals game was a home tie against Taplow where we started quickly but were gifted a couple of goals which saw us through to the final.”

Wade added: “Singh Sabha are an excellent local team. They’re good on the ball and have pace going forward. I’m sure you could make a case for either team as our games are usually close. I think it should be a good game, and of course, we are confident in our players. Singh Sabha are the holders of this Cup competition so I’m sure they will also be confident. We will just try to make sure we prepare for the match and play our game. If we do that and give 100 per-cent, then that’s all we can ask of the players.”

Old Windsor have held the upper hand over Singh Sabha so far this season with a win and a draw in the two league fixtures as well as a thumping win in the Quarter Finals of the League Cup. The Os will pose a threat all across the pitch but perhaps none more so than Joseph Allen, the leading goals scorer in the Premier Division, and Lewis Corney, both of whom have scored twice already against Sabha this season.


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