Saturday 14th December 2013
Windsor FC extended their unbeaten run to 11 games with a 5-0 win against Horley Town.
A blustery Stag Meadow saw Windsor host lowly Horley Town, but, after a recent managerial change the visitors were unrecognisable from the team who had taken all 3 points from Mick Woodham's outfit just 2 months ago in the corresponding fixture.
Since that defeat Windsor have remained undefeated in the League and they continued their impressive run of form with a comprehensive 5-0 victory.
Windsor could have gone 1-0 up in the 1st minute after Ben Harris had been left free via a stumble by a defender but he shot straight at the keeper. However it didn't take long for the home team to open their account when Harry Pearce delivered a peach of a free kick from wide on the right for Dan Hicks to head in powerfully off the post.
Horley fashioned one of their few meaningful attacks on the quarter hour and a shot/cross from well inside the left side of the penalty was stabbed home, but the Horley celebrations were short-lived as the flag was waved for offside.
That was one of Horley's few meaningful attacks in the 1st half and it was not long before Windsor increased their lead as Minhas struck a powerful shot from 25 yards that flew into the top corner to make it 2-0.
The 3rd goal followed shortly afterwards as Sheehan threw a couple of dummies before shooting low into the bottom left corner from the edge of the area. It could have been 4-0 before half time as a Harris free kick struck the post but 3-0 was a fair reflection of Windsors superiority, with Carl Dennison largely a lonely spectator at his end of the pitch.
10 minutes into the 2nd half and a lovely move saw Windsor notch their 4th. A lovely cross field pass released Harris on the right, he found Lucas in the penalty area who neatly teed up Pearse to drive the ball home.
As the game wound down Jason Sheehan got involved in a bit of running handbags which saw him collect 2 yellows and his marching orders. All a bit silly and unnecessary but there wasn't any real nastiness involved so he can possibly count himself a little unfortunate.
As the 2nd half came to a close, Matty Day landed one on the roof of the net, Dexter back heeled a cheeky effort high and wide but, after Owen Richardson came on to continue the torment inflicted by Lucas on the left back for Horley, he set George Gould free with 2 one on ones on the keeper, the first of which Gould chipped just wide, but the second of which he calmly picked his spot and buried it for 5-0.
Despite the impressive back 4 snuffing out most Horley attacks there's usually time for one defensive mix up per game and today was no exception, when Windsor contrived to gift them a chance late on - but this time Dennison was able to send the striker wide and a combination of Hicks, Kirby and Jeffrey managed to block the subsequent effort from a narrow angle and maintain a clean sheet.