Windsor 1 - 1 Tuffley Rovers
Saturday 29th December 2018 at Stag Meadow
  • Lineups
  • Report
Windsor - Tuffley Rovers
Hugo SOBTE1Kane WINMAN
Kai DAVIS2Luke PAYNE
Jamie DI GIUSEPPE3Sam HILL
Luke BROOKS-SMITH4Mark PRITCHETT
Victor OCANSEY5Macaulay HERBERT
Ben SMYTH6Tyreece BRISCOE
George GOULD7Will DAWES
Paul COYNE8Kieran ALDER
Daniel ROBERTS9Shayne BRADLEY
Kane FITZGERALD10Ryan DOBBINS
Andrew INGRAM11Henry BIRKETT
Subs
Robert LAZARCZUK12Warren MANN
Jack DENTON14Dominik KENT
Fabio NUNES15Essa SABALLY
Jordan ELLIS16
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Substitutions
HTRyan Dobbins (off)
Warren Mann (on)
Tuffley Rovers
57'Kane Fitzgerald (off)
Fabio Nunes (on)
Windsor
66'Andrew Ingram (off)
Kieran Knight (on)
Windsor
77'Luke Brooks-Smith (off)
Jack Denton (on)
Windsor
85'Kieran Alder (off)
Dominik Kent (on)
Tuffley Rovers
90'Tyreece Briscoe (off)
Essa Sabally (on)
Tuffley Rovers


Scorers
Gould 89'Mann 49' (p)


Penalty Shootout


Bookings
44'Henry BirkettTuffley Rovers
45+1'Will DawesTuffley Rovers
55'Georg GouldWindsor


Sendings Off

Windsor left it late to snatch a point from the jaws of defeat on Saturday against a dogged and determined Tuffley side.

Mick Woodham shuffled his pack following the Boxing Day defeat at Virginia Water, Kane Fitzgerald started as replacement for Robert Lazarczuk and Jack Denton dropped to the bench.

Windsor started brightly enough with Fitzgerald and Ingram troubling the opposition defence. Tuffley broke quickly and Birkett was the first to trouble Hugo Sobte, his low drive saved well.

Shayne Bradley's physical presence was a headache for the centre back combination of Ben Smythe and Victor Ocansey. Bradley also helping out his defence from Di Giuseppe' Inswinging corner and Brooks-Smith whipped cross.

Windsor's best chance of the half fell to George Gould who's low drive was well saved by Kane Winman in the Rovers goal.

A poor first half ended goalless.

Rovers introduced Warren Mann at the break and it was he who broke the deadlock on 49 minutes, smashing home a penalty after Gould was harshly adjudged of handling in the area.

The goal should have sparked a home response but it was slow to come and Mann went close for the visitors before Gould shot inches wide and Di Giuseppe failed to connect with a Dan Roberts cross.

Kieran Knight was introduced with 25 minutes to play and it was KK who took the man of the match award, his hold up play allowing Windsor to build a head of steam, albeit a slow-burner.

The moment of the game was provided by George Gould who's volley attempt 6 yards out resulted in the ball smashing into his forehead, much to the amusement of the home support, Gould himself joining in the laughter.

As he dragged himself to his feet, Kai Davis picked the ball up, drove past the Rovers full back, played a brilliant wall ball off of Kieran Knight and crossed for Gould to stud home the equaliser.

Two half chances fell soon after but Windsor didn't do enough to win the game and Tuffley deserved their point for their resilience and organisation.

Windsor will need to dig deep, re-focus and play much better next weekend to trouble Uckfield in the Vase.

Courtesy of Matthew Stevens

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