Saturday 23rd January 2016
Windsor Res put in a horrible showing as they were blown away in a poor first half as they went down to a heavy defeat to Eton Wick losing 4-0.
Windsor Res returned to action after not playing for a month and this showed in the early stages as Eton Wick bullied and hurried the Windsor back line in poor playing conditions.
A bad pitch Windsor Res were not able to play their free flowing football. It was Wick who made the early break through as they were awarded a soft penalty for handball after Chris Tierney was adjudged to have handled inside the box it was a harsh decision by the referee despite Tierney having his arms in a natural position the ball hit his arm from a close distant and the penalty was given, Wick striker made no mistake from the spot. Windsor had chances to level moments later as Cheyenne Cripps went close with a free header and then OJ Thompson was denied by a superb save by the Wick keeper. Windsor then lost captain Tierney to injury and had to reshuffle their back line and this affected the teams rhythm as Wick grabbed a 2nd with a nice strike. Windsor were holding on till the break and again conceded a soft goal right at the end of the first half again the referee making a bad call despite the linesmans flag going up for offside the referee Cameron Elliott over ruled and gave the goal, Windsor trailed 3-0 at Half time.
2nd half Windsor came out stronger and dominated the possession and had chances but could not take their opportunities, good build up play was not being rewarded as they lacked the cutting edge in the final third. As Windsor built up good momentum in the 2nd half their chances of making any comeback were finished off as again the referee made a big howler after a Wick player left the field of play to change his boots without the referees permission he then re-entered the field of play again with out the referees permission and nicking the ball of the Windsor full back before crossing in for the Wick striker to score. Windsor's players protested but Mr Elliott said he did not see anything wrong and gave the goal, a very amateur mistake by the official again cost Windsor a goal, Windsor kept going till the end and were rewarded a penalty late on as Thompson was fouled in the box but the resulting penalty by Curtis Boweren was easily saved by the Wick keeper, in the end a poor Windsor performance saw Eton wick run out 4-0 winners but it was a poor refereeing performance which led to the downfall, a report has been written in regards to the refs poor performance, but windsor will need to raise their game in the next game as they travel to league leaders and champions Lynchpin in the next game.