Saturday 17th December 2011
Windsor FC dished out some early festive cheer with a 10-0 drubbing of Raynes Park Vale at Stag Meadow.
Michael Chennells was the star of the show netting five times in his first Stag Meadow outing since joining from Brackley Town.
Windsor came out all guns blazing from the start and came very close in the first minute when Ryan O'Toole's perfect cross field ball was volleyed just past the post by Yashwa Romeo.
The hosts then came close just moments later when Romeo sent a low cross into the box only for the ball to go behind both Chennells and O'Toole before being cleared.
They eventually took the lead when O'Toole's strike form the edge of the area was parried by Dean Cupit to the feet of Chennells who finished from close range.
The second arrived just a minute later when Romeo found Chennells and his cross picked out O'Toole who finished with an impressive overhead kick.
Just after the mid-way point of the half Windsor found themselves three up when Chris Ellis' long throw found the head of Kyle Anthony resulting in Cupit palming the ball into his own net.
Windsor could have gone further ahead before the break when Ben Porter picked out Chennells but he was somehow unable to turn the ball over the line.
Changes at half time by Raynes Park Vale did nothing to stop Windsor's advances as the home side increased their lead further.
Just two minutes after the restart O'Toole picked the ball up 40 yards from goal and unleashed an effort that left Cupit motionless as the ball flew into the net.
Number five followed soon after when a poor Raynes Park corner was easily cleared allowing Joe Chandiram to advance forward and find Porter via O'Toole and his low cross was turned into his own net by Leyiwola Lemoh under pressure from Chennells.
Romeo added a sixth just before the hour when his low effort from 30 yards eluded the outstretched arm of Cupit.
Just a minute later and Chandiram picked out Chennells for the seventh with a low strike from the edge of the area.
Chennells completed his hat-trick a couple of minutes later when Chandiram picked him out again, this time from a corner, to finish low past Cupit.
Raynes Park's only chance of the game came following a scramble from a corner that Ryan Parsons managed to clear off the line.
Substitute Dave Tilbury then had a point blank effort saved by Cupit from a Chandiram corner followed by Wesley Hall juggling the ball off the line from a Chennells header.
Chennells got his fourth and Windsor's ninth when a mix up in the Raynes Park defence allowed Chennells to bear down on Cupit and round him and roll the ball into the net.
Chennells rounded off a 5-star afternoon with his fifth when Tilbury headed down Anthony's cross allowing him to fire low past Cupit.