Saturday 20th February 2016
Windsor?s poor February form continued with a soggy defeat at the hands of AFC Hayes on Saturday.
Missing the suspended Dunbar and Di Giuseppe and having Babs Jarra injured in the warm up, Windsor fielded an experimental side which dominated large periods of the match but too often failed to trouble the home goalkeeper.
Getting off to the worst possible start on a wet and sticky pitch, Windsor?s new look defence failed to keep out AFC Hayes and conceded within 90 seconds of kick off. A low shot from the edge of the box nestling into the bottom corner.
Sheehan and Khomsi tried to move the ball around the pitch, Sheehan releasing Nawaf on more than one occasion, his efforts failing to force the keeper into saving. Latif Rochford had Windsor?s best early chance with a glancing header from Luke Brooks-Smith curling free kick. The industrious Henry Montague shot wide as did Brooks-Smith.
Windsor were forced into a mid-half substitution when Goddard-Joseph picked up an injury. Khomsi slotted into the the left back role which saw the introduction of Erskine-Moore. The home side, playing the conditions better, rarely threatened but did snatch a second late on to secure a 2-0 half time lead.
AFC Hayes did start the 2nd half in the ascendancy and forced Dennison into early saves. Despite seeing plenty of the ball Windsor offered little in attack and following a clearance from their own box AFC Hayes scored their 3rd goal and highlighted the method for success in the conditions.
Windsor did threaten through the impressive Riccardo Cannon, twice going close. It was left to Jake Jenkins to snatch the late consolation, flicking in a Sheehan cross with seconds remaining.