Saturday 11th January 2014
Windsor were on the end of a 2nd straight defeat going down 3-1 away at Alton Town in a physical encounter.
Having not played for two weeks, Windsor were looking to restart their winning ways following a defeat in their last outing.
Unfortunately that would not be the case and just 15 minutes in they found themselves behind when Charlie Lynch's free kick bobbled its way through to Scott Sanderson who finished from close range.
The lead didn't last long as Windsor soon drew level thanks to a poor corner from Alton that allowed Robert Lazarczuk to break and find Kyle Jeffrey who's cross was turned in by George Gould.
Alton were then fortunate not to be reduced to 10 men when keeper Justin Courtnage cynically took out Gould on the edge of the area, one of many mistakes made by referee Andy Mawby.
Mawby then awarded Alton free kick on the edge of the Windsor area when Adam Kirby was adjudged to have brought down Lynch and, being the last man, was surely looking at a dismissal but Mawby failed to produce a card and Stephen Brown dispatched the free kick restoring Alton's lead.
Another horror challenge by Alton from Harry Little on Harry Pearse could have also seen a dismissal but again Mawby only produced a yellow leaving both benches believing he had left his red card back in the changing room.
Lynch was the next to benefit from a mystifying refereeing display when he went two footed on Aaron Minhas only for Mawby to produce a yellow card and then a red which was soon recinded when Mawby realised he hadn't already booked Lynch.
Alton wrapped up the points minutes later when Sanderson added his second.
Windsor then lost Dan Hicks when he was caught late and is now set to miss the rest of the season with ankle ligament damage.
Take nothing away from Alton, they deserved the win, but there could have been a different outcome had the right decisions been made.