Tuesday 21st January 2014
Windsor's good form continued with a deserved 3-0 win at home against Colliers Wood Utd.
Buoyed by the six nil defeat of Badshot Lea 3 days earlier, Windsor would have been hopeful of another comfortable game against Colliers Wood United, currently sitting in the lower half of the table.
However, although Windsor duly came out 3-0 winners, as is usually the case when we play Wood, they showed good pace and trickery up front and, but for profligacy in front of goal and a first half performance where they seemed determined to give the linesman on the town side a repetitive strain injury so often were they flagged offside, they might have made it a less than comfortable evening for the home team.
Wood's goalkeeper had a young face but he was big - big and strong and you could almost picture him in a forest, cutting down trees....
Anyway, with that picture in your head, the game started at a frantic pace which was maintained for most of the first half. On 9 minutes the deadlock was somewhat surprisingly broken when a rather innocuous 25 free kick from Rob Lazarczuk found its way through the wall and, as the ball inched its way towards the net you could almost hear the cry of "timberrrr" as the keeper tried to get down low to his right. It was a long way down for him and the ball just eluded him and nestled slowly in the back of the net.
2 minutes later George Gould had a great opportunity to notch another but headed just over, but there wasn't long to wait for the 2nd goal of the evening. In the 14 minute Lazza, revelling in his deeper playmaker role, picked up a loose clearance and threaded a superb pass to Matty Day who got through a couple of challenges and slotted home for 2-0.
Colliers Wood did not get their heads down after those 2 quick goals and continued to put pressure on the home defence, (and the linesman's shoulder muscles) but when they did through they invariably found Dennison, so fast off his line, bravely nicking the ball off their feet, so Windsor would have been very pleased to go in at the break with the 2 goal lead.
The story was much the same in the 2nd half without the offsides, resulting in Windsor's defence getting a good test - Ellis, Kirby, Minhas and Jeffrey came through the test well, although Wood really should have converted at least one of their chances (hitting the post from about 6 yards out with Dennison out of the picture probably the worst miss). On 88 minutes there was another "timberrrr" moment as Day neatly controlled a long pass out to him on the right, flicked it to Jordan Dowdican whose dribbler wormed it's way past the hapless keeper to make it 3-0.
I must conclude by saying Colliers Wood's keeper did make some decent saves and if they can stay onside they will definitely score goals and have no trouble staying clear of the danger zone.