Tuesday 25th September 2018
Windsor put Saturday's league defeat behind them as they swept aside Abingdon United in the Berks & Bucks Senior Cup on Tuesday evening.
Windsor dictated play from the kick off and early chances for Lazarczuk and the returning Dan Roberts were a warning for Abingdon.
It was Robert Lazarczuk who opened the scoring for Windsor. Excellent work from George Gould and quick feet from Laza created enough space for a curling shot into the bottom corner of the net. Chances came for Dan Roberts and Gould soon after. Roberts jinked past three defenders before drilling the ball at the home goalkeeper who saved well. Gould's link up play with Jeevan Panesar resulted in the corner that led to Windsor's second.
Jamie Di Giuseppe swung in a vicious corner which the home keeper appeared to have claimed well under pressure before dropping the ball into his net.
Abingdon's only effort on goal came from the re-start. A ball over the top saw the Abingdon centre forward beat Ocansey for pace and fire towards a largely redundant Hugo Sobte. Sobte however was alive and parried the shot into the path of Di Giuseppe who completed the clearance.
The imperious Lazarczuk nearly got his second and Windsor's third before the break, deflecting a Di Giuseppe free kick just wide of the post. In all honesty, the game should have been over at half time, Windsor were that much in control.
From the kick off Windsor did effectively kill the game. Dan Roberts dropped a shoulder and smashed the ball into the home side's net within 2 minutes. It was a case of game management from that point. Jeevan Panesar and Coyne both had chances before Roberts got his second of the game, taking him to double figures for the season, and Windsor's fourth. Smart footwork and another ferocious shot drilled past the helpless Abingdon stopper.
Manager Mick Woodham made changes shortly after, Panesar, Coyne & Laza made way for Harris, Stockill and Thomas. Stockill the first to trouble the home defence, his surging run ending with a shot fired wide. Moments later, Harris met Dan Taylor's low cross and blasted over from close range.
Windsor did have the ball in the net again, Victor Ocansey's smart turn and shot deflected through the keepers legs and in. The goal however ruled out for offside against Dan Roberts, adjudged to have been interfering with play.
Half chances fell to Harris and Gould before the final whistle.