Wantage Town 2 - 0 Windsor
Saturday 26th January 2019 at Alfredian Park
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Wantage Town - Windsor
Curtis MEARE1Hugo SOBTE
Daniel COMER2Kai DAVIS
Mark FLANAGAN3Jamie DI GIUSEPPE
Matthew CHEETHAM4Luke BROOKS-SMITH
Chris JACKSON5Barry HAYLES
Bradley COX6Ben SMYTH
Benjamin COOK7Kane FITZGERALD
Callum WRIGHT8Paul COYNE
Stephen ROBERTSON9Daniel ROBERTS
Daniel SADLER10Robert LAZARCZUK
Jack DUNMALL11Kieran KNIGHT
Subs
Benjamin SADLER12Andrew INGRAM
Connor MATTIMORE14Matthew STOCKILL
Ryan MARKHAM15Jack HALL
Jordan PARROTT16
17


Substitutions
52'Ben Smyth (off)
Jack Hall (on)
Windsor
59'Luke Brooks-Smith (off)
Matthew Stockill (on)
Windsor
80'Stephen Robertson (off)
Connor Mattimore (on)
Wantage Town
82'Benjamin Cook (off)
Ryan Markham (on)
Wantage Town
90+3'Daniel Sadler (off)
Jordan Parrott (on)
Wantage Town


Scorers
Dunmall 1'
D Sadler 48'


Penalty Shootout


Bookings
51'Bradley CoxWantage Town
64'Jack DunmallWantage Town


Sendings Off

It started poorly and didn't get any better and ultimately Windsor were well beaten on the day by title challenging Wantage Town.

Already without George Gould, Victor Ocansey and Luke Appleton, Mick Woodham lost Andrew Ingram in the warm up and was forced to play Barry Hayles at Centre Back.

Wantage took full advantage of the last minute change and went held in the first minute, a wonder strike from Dunmall from twenty five yards giving Hugo Sobte no chance. Windsor, playing against the wind and up the slope, found it difficult to get a foothold in the game and with Lazarczuk struggling with a thigh injury rarely threatened.

Hayles was involved throughout and with the help of Ben Smythe snuffed out most of the Wantage attacking play. Occasionally Windsor threatened the opposing penalty area, and if it wasn't for a brilliant save from the home keeper, Kane Fitzgerald would have equalised. Windsor huffed and puffed but would have been satisfied going into the break at only one goal down.

Playing with the wind at their backs in the second half, any momentum Windsor would have been hoping for was stopped in its tracks within five minutes of the restart. A momentary loss in concentration allowing the home side to double their lead.

Now kicking with the wind Windsor did not use it well, all too often over hitting through balls. The introduction of Jack Hall and Matt Stockill threatened to change the style of play, by now Windsor had convinced themselves high and long was the route to getting back into the game.

Barry Hayles did have the ball in the net with ten minutes remaining. His goal ruled out by the referee for a foul on the home goalkeeper.

A game that will live short in the memory.

Courtesy of Matthew Stevens

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