Monday 2nd January 2017
Windsor will consider themselves unlucky after falling to defeat at AFC Hayes today.
Missing first choice keeper Hugo Sobte and with Riccardo Cannon playing at Centre Back again, Windsor looked comfortable in the early stages.
Neither keeper tested for long periods on a pudding of a pitch and in gloomy conditions.
Windsor's first effort was a mis hit shot from Nadir Shafi, quickly followed by a scrambled effort from Keiran Knight.
The game turned on twenty five minutes when an innocuous ball over the top of Windsor's defence caught Cannon on his heels. As he and Ashley Smith chased back the home sides attacker went down on the edge of the area.
Smith was shown a red card and from the resulting free kick AFC Hayes took the lead.
Windsor composed themselves quickly and managed the game to half time. Knight slotting in at Centre Back.
Windsor showed their intent early in the second half, Lazarczuk getting to the dead ball line and crossing dangerously.
Brad Pearce, Mano Goganos and Cannon formed a new back three and kept the home side at bay.
Nadir Shafi went close, Lazarczuk lobbed over and with twenty minutes to play George Gould smashed the cross bar with a powerful header from a corner.
16 year old keeper Henry Poole made one important save low down, but in all honesty he was very much redundant in the second half.
Windsor had two late chances, Cannon's shot saved by the home keeper with Gould's follow up over the bar.
Overall a disappointing result but Windsor can take heart from a spirited second half performance.