Tuesday 17th October 2017
Windsor came away from a rain soaked Northcourt Road with all three points after a comfortable victory in the Hellenic League Premier Division.
Starting brightly, Windsor had early chances through Riccardo Cannon (crossbar) and Jack Denton who fired wide from the edge of the area.
With Elliott Woodham again partnering Joash Nembhard in the heart of the defence and George Gould in Centre Midfield, Windsor rarely looked troubled as they dominated large parts of the game against a subdued Abingdon side.
Denied a clear penalty on 12 minutes, Riccardo Cannon put Windsor ahead on 16 minutes, turning in a smart Barry Hayles cross from 6 yards. The lead was almost doubled immediately when Jack Denton burst into the area, unfortunately his shot closer to the corner flag than the goal.
Abingdon?s first effort came after 25 minutes, a cross shot gathered well by keeper Justice Owusu at the back post.
This attack gave Abingdon some belief and for a short period Windsor looked ruffled. In this period, the home side had their best effort on goal. Wharton bringing a fine save low-down from Owusu.
On the stroke of half time, Windsor doubled the lead. Smart work from the impressive Haydon Clack and Denton saw Denton?s cross take a wicked deflection off of Wright and into the corner of the net.
Fearing an onslaught from the home side, Windsor started the 2nd half cautiously. That onslaught never came and Windsor were allowed to control the early parts of the 2nd half, as they did the first.
On 66 minutes a well worked corner routine resulted in Kieran Knight heading home from close range, Knight somehow adjusted his head to power home whilst having his shirt tugged by the Abingdon defender.
That 3rd goal allowed Wonder Mick Woodham to make changes. The introduction of Keaton August added pace to the front line and it was that pace that caught the Abingdon keeper out as he attempted some fancy footwork.
August stole the ball and whilst rounding the keeper he was tripped. The referee failed to award the penalty, much to Windsor?s frustration.
The frustration only lasted 5 minutes, as Jack Denton smashed home Windsor?s 4th goal to put the icing on the away day cake.
A competent performance with Riccardo Cannon and Jack Denton causing problems continuously for the home defence. Joash Nembhard and Elliott Woodham rarely troubled at the back.