Saturday 10th September 2011
Windsor FC made it safely through in their first ever FA Vase match with a 3-0 win over Hellenic Premier side Oxford City Nomads.
Joe Hatcher was finally given his debut after serving a 5 match ban from last season as were new signings Chris Ellis and Dapo Abotigun.
Windsor got off to an absolute flying start and were ahead after only 4 minutes when Yashwa Romeo burst through and having knocked the ball past Paul Davis was then sent tumbling in the box.
Ben Porter stepped up and slotted the penalty past Davis to open the scoring.
The lead could have been doubled moments later when Ellis got his head on to Ryan Ashe's corner only for Adam Morris to clear off the line.
Nomads came close to levelling when Jermaine Ferreira got on the end of James Dobson's cross but a fine save from Rob Bullivant kept Windsor's lead in tact.
Strong challenges had be thrown in all match and when Joe Hatcher and Kynan Isaac came together on the Windsor goal line it spark a moment of handbags resulting in both players being cautioned.
Windsor doubled their lead when Nomads failed to deal with the long throw of Ellis allowing Abotigun to come in unchallenged at the far post for a goal on his debut.
Things went from bad to worse for the visitors when they were reduced to 10 men late in the half following a horror challenge by Joel Meade on Ryan Ashe.
Windsor continued to look to build on their lead in the second half as chances fell to Ashe who headed over the bar and then Ryan O'Toole who watched as his effort rolled just the wrong side of the post.
Davis then denied O'Toole again before Ashe's lay off to Kyle Anthony allowed the centre back to coast past 2 defenders before slotting past Davis for Windsor's third.
The home side cam close to a fourth in the final stages when Ashe's corner found Romeo whose effort was cleared off the line to Ellis and his 20 yard strike came back off the post.