Saturday 19th December 2015
Windsor had to settle for a point after Spelthorne snatched a 90th minute equaliser at Stag Meadow on a bright blustery day.
In front of over 300 supporters both sides tried to keep the ball on the floor. Chances were few and far between in the first half.
Spelthorne going closest to scoring on two separate occasions; In-form keeper and Captain Carl Dennison would not be beaten though, producing magnificent saves to direct the ball over the bar and around the post.
Dan Sharp and Amin Khomsi worked hard in the middle of the park with Omar Riaz in a wider role causing problems. It was Riaz who fed Barry Dunbar for Windsor???s only real effort of the first half.
On the stroke of half time Dennison produced his best save to keep the scores level, a full length dive tipping the goal bound shot around the post.
Windsor showed more intent from the off after the half time break. Travis Richardson-Hodge firing wide early on and Jake Jenkins heading wide from a corner.
Spelthorne worked hard without threatening and it looked as though it might be one of those days, with neither side able to break the deadlock.
Dunbar had the best chance of the match, heading wide from 6 yards following great work by Jason Sheehan out wide. It was Dunbar who finally opened the scoring; a majestic mid-air scissor kick nestled in the bottom corner from a Khomsi cross.
Charlie Samuel was introduced and made an immediate impact, his first touch a shot that Dane Buss saved well.
Spelthorne threw men forward in an attempt to equalise and this left gaps for Samuel, Sheehan and Dunbar to exploit. Samuel firing wide, Dunbar dragged a shot wide and Sheehan unable to connect with an effort on the edge of the area.
In the final minute of normal time, Samuel broke wide, his pinpoint cross to the edge of the area looked to have set Dunbar up, only for the ball to break to a Spelthorne defender. His clearance out wide went straight to an attacker who crossed for Staples to fire home.
Windsor will be disappointed to have let maximum points slip but Spelthorne worked hard and will feel the point was well deserved.