Saturday 21st April 2012
Windsor FC signed off their home season with an impressive 2-1 win over Combined Counties Premier Division Champions Guildford City.
Guildford had secured their second title in as many seasons last week but both sides where looking for a final victory in the battle of the top two.
Windsor were on top in the opening exchanges but fell behind after only five minutes when Ryan Wallis capitalised on Ben Rayners cross deflecting off Jack Guilford to head past Rob Bullivant.
The lead should have been doubled when Austin Gacgeru was left unmarked but headed wide of goal.
From there on Windsor took control and came very close to pulling level when Ben Porter curled an effort just wide of the post.
Guildford were lucky not to be down to ten men after just 15 minutes when Jack Guilford dived in two footed on Ryan Parsons but escaped with just a caution.
Porter was again unlucky not to force an equaliser when he was quickest to react when Michael Hall fumbled Ryan O'Toole's long range effort only for the keeper to recover.
Michael Chennells was the next to be denied when he appeared to be clean through only for Simon Cooper to recover with a well timed tackle.
The second half saw Windsor continue to dominate the match and again should have pulled level.
Jake Parsons raced through but was denied by Hall and shortly after Parsons picked out O'Toole only for Hall to save again.
Ryan Parsons then picked out Chennells who chested the ball down before hitting a shot on the turn which Hall saved. Joe Chandiram headed the rebound goalwards but this was headed off the line.
Windsor finally got the reward they deserved when Cooper sent O'Toole tumbling in the box to earn a penalty which the Windsor striker duly fired past Hall for his 42nd goal of the season.
As the match entered the final couple of minutes Windsor took the lead Chris Ellis slid the ball through to Chennells who held off the challenge of Tom Penson before eventually slotting the ball past Hall.