Saturday 4th April 2015
Windsor suffered another defeat as they try to build momentum before the Berks & Bucks Final and finish the season on a high.
Windsor, without the injured duo of Adam Kirby and Lewis Leonetti also lost the services of Kyle Jeffrey in the warm up at Cove. Robert Lazarczuk was also unavailable for the trip to Hampshire and Barry Dunbar was missing after transport problems.
On an undulating pitch a depleted side more than held their own in the first half. Aside from the odd ball over the defence, Cove offered very little. Windsor enjoyed the lion share of possession, Kane Jones rattling the cross bar on 23 minutes after good work by Omar Riaz.
Moments later a Di Giuseppe shot was saved low at the near post and pushed away for a corner. Riaz, Quinn and Jones combined well throughout but the final ball either not coming or mis-placed.
.At the back Jake Jenkins and Adam Richards dealt with the Cove attacks. Justin Courtnage made his first save in the 36th minute. A low shot at the near post saved well and out of danger. Moments later a ball over the top saw Courtnage leave his area and tackle the on rushing forward.
Back at the other end Jones worked his way into the Cove area and after contact around the shoulders, found himself on the ground appealing for the penalty.
The second half saw Cove improve and force Courtnage into a save early on. From their next attack the Cove Centre Forward was allowed too much time and space in the area and his cross shot beat Courtnage and into the net to give Cove the lead.
Immediately Jones pulled up with a muscle injury and was replaced by Josh Kelly. Scrappy play followed with both sides struggling with the pitch. Cove, perhaps more streetwise, attempted to play the game at their own pace.
George Gould had a golden chance on 65 minutes, blazing over the bar after good work by Sheehan. Moments later Gould collided with the goal keeper and came off worse, picking up a shoulder injury.
The introduction of a semi-fit Adam Kirby and a change to a back three saw a slight improvement. Di Giuseppe surging into the area and shooting wide. James Quinn tricked his way into the box and his tame effort was easily saved.
Kirby had a header cleared off of the line from a corner and Josh Kelly, after clever work on the right couldn???t tee Gould up at the far post.
As Windsor pushed for an equaliser Cove broke in the last minute and secured the win with a two on one.