VIRGINIA Water completed a hat-trick of wins in the Hellenic Premier Division after a 2-1 victory against Windsor on Boxing Day (Wednesday).

A crowd of 222 saw all three goals scored in the first-half of the Stag Meadow derby.

A goal from Scott Jackson gave the Waters the lead inside 10 minutes, before Windsor equalised through George Gould in the 27th minute.

The home side went ahead again when Jackson netted from the penalty spot 13 minutes before the break.

Windsor had chances to draw level again after half-time as Jack Denton had a penalty saved by Matt Jones while Daniel Roberts was unfortunate to hit the crossbar and post.

The win means Virginia Water have moved up to eighth position in the Hellenic Premier Division, while Windsor have dropped to 13th place.

Waters manager Ceri Jones told the Observer: “I’m delighted because it’s our first win over our respective landlords.

“It was a great game for the neutral and the big crowd that turned out, which we’re grateful for, and to be fair to Windsor the game could’ve gone either way.

“We had the better of the first-half and should have extended our lead. We missed a number of good chances early in the second-half.

“Windsor came back really strongly and Matthew made a great penalty save plus a couple of double stops.

“We were under the cosh a little bit towards the end so delighted to hold on in the end.

“It’s a shame we didn’t take our chances because had we gone 3-1 ahead that would’ve been a tall order for Windsor to come back.

“Windsor have got a number of quality players and, had we played this game a couple of months ago, we wouldn’t of been as resilient.

“We’re starting to find our feet now in the league and I’m delighted we held out in the end because it could’ve gone either way.

“I always thought we were a threat going forward, especially in the first-half with our front four who are so pacey.

“The defence held very firm in that last quarter but when the ball breaks loose, if we can get it forward quickly with Adam McNamara’s pace, he’s going to be a threat to any back four.

“Hugo made a couple of great saves of his own to be fair, so it could have gone either way and we’re delighted to hang on in there and come away with the three points.”

Virginia Water made it back-to-back wins in the league after a 5-0 victory against Abingdon United on Saturday.

Goals from Lorenzo Di Felice and Jackson gave the Waters a clear lead heading into the break at Stag Meadow.

The home side secured all three points after half-time thanks to a Jamie Read brace plus a strike from Louis Sanders.

Windsor welcome Tuffley Rovers to Stag Meadow this Saturday (3pm) while Virginia Water return to action against the same side on Saturday 19th January (3pm).