A DEPLETED squad proved no problem for Fairford Town boss Jody Bevan as they swept to a 3-0 win over Windsor.

The Cinder Lane outfit racked up a two-goal lead at the interval as Aiden Bennett’s 24th-minute opener was followed up by a Danny Gudger goal.

Though Windsor kept battling, the game was wrapped up once and for all in second-half stoppage time by Charlie Bailey.

Given that his side entered the game missing a host of players, Bevan could not have been happier.

“I was nervous about the game going into it as we were missing seven first-team players yesterday through injury, illness, unavailability and what have you,” he said.

“I knew we were going to have to dig deep with the squad and use some of the players that have been doing well in the reserve team if we were going to try and make ourselves as strong as possible.

“To a man everyone was absolutely fantastic, it was a real team performance.

“3-0 may have flattered us slightly - Windsor are a good side - but we restricted them to very few opportunities and the opportunities we had we were clinical. It was a great day for us.”

Town return to action swiftly tonight as they hope to get their Bluefin League Cup quarter-final at Binfield in at the third time of asking.

It’s a game that likely will give more of Fairford’s reserve players an opportunity in the first team.

“There is some rain forecast and I know Binfield are exactly the same as us, desperately hoping this game can go ahead and just get it done and dusted,” Bevan said.

“Both sides will probably use their full squad and look to see a few other options.

“That’s how I’m going to plan to do things. I’ve got some good players in the reserve team and I want to mix a few of them into the first team and see how they handle it.

“We’ve had so many gaps it feels like we’ve been playing one game every fortnight for about three months. We just hope now the games are going to come thick and fast.”