Saturday 18th August 2012
Windsor continued there good start to the new season with a hard fought 2-1 home win against Raynes Park Vale.
In last seasons encounter the home side managed to notch up 10 goals without reply but this season was a little tougher.
Windsor started well enough but it was Raynes Park that were on the end of the match's firt real talking point.
Peter Hickford had got clear of the home defence but was then sent flying by the challenge of Rob Bullivant. No penalty was awarded and Mark Waters and Elliott Beim picked up yellow cards for their protests.
Moments later Windsor took the lead when Joe Chandiram nicked the ball off Antony Moulds finding Ryan O'Toole who in turn picked out Jake Parsons who hit low past Adam Skinner.
The lead was soon doubled when Chandiram played in George Gould who raced towrds goal before finishing from a tight angle.
Raynes Park weren;t without chances of their own with one just cleared off the line and another sent just wide of the post.
They did make more of their chance at the start of the second half when Elliott Beim found Hickford on the edge of the area who slotted past Bullivant.
A fantastic piece of one touch passing between O'Toole and substitute Gavin Smith resulted in O'Toole hitting just the worng side of the post.
Just a minute later O'Toole would turn villan as he was shown a red card for kicking out at Dan Alderton.
Raynes Park lost their numerical advantage only a couple of minutes later when Beim was show a second yellow card for a bad challenge on Gould.
WIndsor somehow kept pushing forward in the balzing heat and were unlucky not to have stretched the lead when Skinner tipped over Chandiram's effort.
From the resulting Chandiram corner Gavin SMith came close to a debut goal only for Callum Forbes to head the ball wide.
Chandiram again took the corner and this time the ball was only cleared to Jake Parsons who from 30 yards hot a effort that was just deflected over the bar.
Bullivant was also being kept on his toes at the other end when he had to tip over Jack Williamson's effort.
Windsor were then denied an injury time penalty when Kelvin Herron sent Yashwa Romeo tumbling in the area closely followed by Ben Harris coming close from a Ryan Parsons free kick.
Raynes Park thought they had snatched a point in the 6th minute of injury time when the ball was stabbed in at the far post only for the celebrations to be cut short by the assistant referee's flag.