Saturday 7th January 2012
Anyone who thought that getting out of the Combined Counties Premier League would come easy found out just how hard the remainder of the season is going to be.
Windsor were made to work hard for their 3-2 victory at Mole Valley SCR surrendering a half time lead and coming from behind to win in injury time.
Windsor were very slow to get started having not played since December 27th and were on the back foot for the opening 10 minutes.
After that they started to get going and a period of sustained pressure lead to a Joe Chandiram corner that Kyle Anthony headed over the bar.
A Chris Ellis long thrown, flicked on by Yashwa Romeo, then set up Michael Chennells but his first effort was blocked by George Murphy and second attempt went just the wrong side of the post.
Chennells was then only just beaten to the ball by Leigh Bowden as he tried to get on the end of Ryan O'Toole's chipped cross.
Chennells then rounded Bowden only for Murphy to clear the ball off line and behind for a corner.
Jake Parsons floated the corner into the box and picked out Ellis who's header was cleared off the line by Joe Hill.
Windsor continued to push on as the half drew to a close and when Bowden fumbled Jake Parson's cross it looked odds on for Ben Porter to give the visitors the lead until Bowden managed to recover and somehow deflect the ball wide of the goal.
Windsor finally took the lead in injury time when Jake Parsons managed to get through a gathering of defenders before hitting a low shot that somehow went under Bowden and into the net.
It was a slow start to the second half for Windsor, much like in the first, as they failed to build on their slender lead.
O'Toole could have doubled the lead in the opening exchanges had the ball not bobbled up making any attempt on goal a very tough ask.
Windsor were then denied a stonewall penalty when Andrew Fagan got his head to Jake Parsons' corner only for Bradley Grant scoop the ball from behind the line with his hand before getting the ball clear.
To make matters even worse Mole Valley were able to break up the pitch resulting in Arnold Okrior crossing for Jonjo Earl who struck low past Rob Bullivant.
A series of changes through the middle of the half did nothing to change things until the final 10 minutes when the game suddenly came to life.
Okrior found space out on the right and managed to curl an effort over Bullivant and into the net to give the home side the lead and what looked like all 3 points.
The lead lasted a matter of seconds as O'Toole raced through and managed to send an effort past Bowden to level the scores once again.
The winner came four minutes into injury time when O'Toole managed to pick out Chennells who struck a sweet effort past Bowden.