Monday 26th February 2018
Windsor put their FA Vase exit well and truly behind them to see off Woodley United 5-0 in the Perpetua Press Floodlit Cup.
A couple of changes from the weekend trip to STockton saw Kieran Knight and Luke Brooks-Smith on the bench and Gus Bowles and Elliott Woodham given starts.
On a freezing pitch that would have seen some games postponed, referee Ross Murphy deemed it safe enough to play the tie that was originally scheduled for three months ago.
It wasn't an easy start for either team as both sets of players were finding it hard to keep upright on the forever freezing pitch.
The hosts enjoyed the early chances with routine saves for Hugo Sobte in the Windsor goal combined with off target efforts.
The visitors took the lead on 34' minutes when an effort from Riccardo Cannon was parried by Chris Harris falling nicely for Nadir Shafi to finish from close range.
The lead was doubled minutes later when George Gould got his head on the end of Jamie Di Giuseppe's corner to head into an empty net.
Windsor continued to pile on the pressure and added a third on the break of half time when first Di Giuseppe's effort was saved allowing Paul Coyne to follow up but his effort hit the post leaving Matthew Stockill to poke home.
There was no let up in the second half when Windsor got the fourth thanks to Cannon who latched onto Andrew Ingram's ball over the top to slot past Harris.
Despite there being over half an hour left the match was over as a contest as Windsor grabbed a fifth when another pin pint through ball, this time from Bradley Pearce, set Adewala Oshilaja through to finish in the bottom corner.
Windsor Will now travel to FA Vase semi-finalists Thatcham Town in the 3rd Round on a date to be confirmed.