Saturday 8th March 2014
Windsor's promotion push took another stumble when they were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Wembley.
On the day that Spring 2014 sprang into life, the warm sunshine did more to put a spring in the step than the entertainment on view at Stag Meadow.
In fact, during the 1st half the mobilic telecommunications module, which also serves as a recording device to remind this writer of the exciting moments which might merit inclusion in the Match Report, remained resolutely redundant.
The most memorable thing from the 1st half was the referee's voice - even his speaking voice echoed around the Meadow, and his instructions and communications with the players were admirably clear at all times. Walkers and their dogs in the Great Park may not have known why they were being instructed to retreat 10 yards but probably felt it best to do so.
The 2nd half had a bit more going for it, shots on goal for a start, and both keepers were called upon to make good saves. Dennison (captain for the day) on 2 occasions in quick succession when, as has so often been the case this season, he was left one on one with an advancing striker. And the completely unpronounceable Wembley shot stopper also did his job well.
Wembley took the lead 20 minutes into the second half when Mokeni-Kane capitalised on a stumble in defence to slot home past a Dennison, but parity was restored 10 minutes later when a corner was headed towards goal by Adam Cooke - Harry Pearse apparently got the final touch to see the ball nestle in the back of the net if the club's Twitter feed is to be believed.
Lots more huff and puff ensued but mostly in the middle of the park and the game ended in what was a fair result with the points shared.