Reynolds satisfied with first season at Winslow

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Winslow United completed their SSML Division One campaign with a 1-1 draw away at Codicote at the weekend.

The result means Winslow secured 14th place having finished the season with just one defeat in their last seven games.

Both sides had chances in an entertaining and open encounter on Saturday as Dale Butler struck the post for Winslow while Codicote’s Aiden Chaves fired wide when well-placed.

Juyin Oluwayemi and Joel McCormick spurned further chances before visiting goalkeeper Tom Weymes denied Joel Mason to keep his side on level terms going into half-time.

The opportunities continued to come at both ends in the second half but it took until the 74th minute for the deadlock to be broken when McCormick side-footed the ball over the home keeper and into the net.

Grant Karwacinski was then inches away from doubling the away side’s lead but his shot rolled just wide and that proved costly as Chaves hammered home a late Codicote equaliser.

Winslow finished the season on 46 points from 40 games, with 37 of those points coming since the turn of the year.

Scott Reynolds, who took over as United manager at the start of the season, said afterwards: “We concluded our season with a solid and well-deserved draw at Codicote.

“We had over 10 players unavailable and I even had to be a named sub and play 20 minutes, but we went with a nothing to lose attitude and wanted to finish the season on a high.

“I felt we were in the game the whole time and both teams certainly had chances to win it. At home against Codicote we were horrendous, so we had to give a better account of ourselves and at least leave with them knowing that next season they will be having two difficult games against us.

“With the season concluded, I would like to thank everyone at the club for the help, support and contributions this season.

“I came to this club to do a job – to keep Winslow in Division One. I set myself and the players a target of 10 wins and a total points tally of 35. Having looked at the final league table, we have ticked all those boxes and achieved far more.

“There have been some memorable victories, difficult defeats and many scratch the head moments, but I have enjoyed every second, even when we were rock bottom with less than five points on the board.

“The majority of the players have been fully committed and played their part in most matches, we have strengthened in terms of playing personnel as the season has gone on and I’m pleased to add we have close to full commitment from the current squad for next season.

“Off the pitch I have added Adam Kirkup as a coach, John Spencer has rejoined as kit man and Chris Swindale will continue his great work as physio.”

“We have our presentation evening on May 23, please come along and get ready for a big season next time around.”