Windsor 3 - 3 Croydon
Saturday 31st October 2015 at Stag Meadow
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WindsorCroydon
Carl DENNISON1Francis AMEYAW
Matthew LAZARCZUK2Michael CRAVERO
Jamie DI GIUSEPPE3Ashley HENRY-BROWN
Jake JENKINS4Jamie LYNDON
Adam KIRBY5Harry BRACKMAN
Luke BROOKS-SMITH6Cedric ABRAHAMS
Charlie SAMUEL7Lauris CHIN
Jason SHEEHAN8Andy MOTT
Barry DUNBAR9Tristan TONEY
Omar RIAZ10Karl DOUGHLIN
Travis RICHARDSON-HODGE11Al-Hassan OSHILAJA
Subs
Amin KHOMSI12Tony HALSEY
Richard JEFFREY14George EDE
Victor OCANSEY15Zach BEEDEN
Rory MERRICK16Elliott MILES
Charlie GRAVES17Dan CARPANINI


Substitutions
23'Matthew Lazarczuk (off)
Rory Merrick (on)
Windsor
65'Toney (off)
Halsey (on)
Croydon


Scorers
Dunbar 68'
Riaz 72'
Dunbar 90'
Oshilaja 39'
Doughlin 52'


Bookings
80'Omar RiazWindsor
90'Barry DunbarWindsor


Sendings Off
85'CraveiroCroydon

Windsor prevented a Halloween horror show with a last gasp winner to see off Croydon in the FA Vase at Stag Meadow.

Step 5 Croydon, previously of the Combined Counties Premier Division, currently sit bottom of the Southern Counties East League and were making their first visit to Stag Meadow in almost 2 years.

It was the visitors that carved the first opening with Lauris Chin getting the better of Jamie Di Giuseppe and picking out Tristan Toney only for his effort to be blocked on the line by Matthew Lazarczuk.

The hosts then stepped up with Travis Hodge going through and lobbing Francis Ameyaw only for the ball to go just wide of the post.

Minutes later Barry Dunbar saw his effort cleared off the line by Cedric Abrahams. The resulting corner saw Ameyaw do well to keep out Adam Kirby's header.

Despite the pressure from Windsor it was the visitors who took the lead when Al-Hassan Oshilaja ran through the home defence to finish low past Carl Dennison.

Croydon kept on top of the game for the remainder of the half and into the second.

Not long after the restart Karl Doughlin doubled the lead and it started to look as if Croydon would have a comfortable passage into the next round.

That was until a mistake by Ameyaw let Windsor back into the game. The Croydon stopper dropped the ball allowing Dunbar the opportunity to tap the ball over the line.

With Windsor now back into the game they started to dominate and were soon level when a good win in the air by Dunbar allowed Hodge to setup Omar Riaz from the edge of the area.

Windsor continued to push forward and were handed a golden opportunity to get ahead in the game when Michael Craverio saw red and conceded a penalty for pulling back Hodge.

Ameyaw made amends for his previous mistake, keeping out Charlie Samuel's spot kick.

Harry Brackman then denied Kirby with a goal line clearance before Windsor got the winner that the final 20 minutes had deserved.

Hodge managed to get clear down the right and send the ball into the box where Dunbar completed his third brace in four games.

WIndsor will now await Monday's draw to see who they will face in the FA Vase 2nd Round on November 21st.

Courtesy of Malcolm Williams

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