Tuesday 14th April 2015
Windsor FC have successfully defended their Berks & Bucks Senior Trophy title with a 3-2 extra time win over Flackwell Heath.
With the scores level at 1-1 after 90 minutes Windsor managed to edge ahead in extra time to secure the win.
Injuries in recent games had forced changes for Windsor with Lewis Leonetti not recovery with an ankle injury meaning a rare call up for Matthew Lazarczuk.
Both sides had an equal share of the opening exchanges with James Quinn coming closest for Windsor after turning in the area only to have his shot blocked.
At the other end, Flackwell's first real attempt came in the closing moments of the half when Dan Rapley headed a free kick back across goal where Dan Burnell then fired over.
Things seemed pretty even again after the restart until Flackwell got themselves ahead.
Burnell managed to turn his marker and roll the ball through to Gavin James who made no mistake in slotting the ball past Justin Courtnage.
The lead lasted no more than 10 minutes. Robert Lazarczuk's effort from just oustide the area seemed destined to go wide until the outstretched boot of Omar Riaz defelected the ball past former Windsor keepr Rob Bullivant.
Courtnage had to be on top form to deny Burnell's close range effort and with virtually the last kick of the match could only watch as Burnell lifted the ball over him and onto the roof of the net.
With the 90 minutes up the match moved into extra time and following the restart were soon handed the advantage.
Having already picked up a booking earlier in the match Burnell was given his marching orders after comments made to the officials following an offside decision.
The 1 man advantage soon turned into a 1 goal advantage when Robert Lazarczuk's corner was palmed into the net by Bullivant whilst under pressure from 16 year old Josh Kelly.
Aaron Minhas then all but put the result beyond doubt when his initial pass ballooned off a defender allowing to run through and bend the ball round Bullivant.
Liam Tack pulled a goal back very late onto set up a tense last couple of minutes but Windsor held on for the second Berks & Bucks title in as many seasons.