Saturday 29th October 2011
It was honours even at the top of the Combined Counties Premier Division as Windsor and Guildford battled out a 2-2 draw.
It turned out to be a good start for Windsor, although it could have been so different if Austin Gacheru had managed a more convincing effort in the opening minute with only Rob Bullivant to beat.
Windsor, on the other hand, made their early chance count. Ryan Parsons free kick was flicked over keeper Anthony Hall by Dapo Abitogun leaving Ben Porter with an easy finish.
Guildford were fortunate to still have eleven players on pitch with less than 20 minutes on the clock when Dave Tilbury had to take evasive action to avoid Jack Guilford's studs that were heading for the Windsor defenders face resulting in a ripped shirt.
Windsor doubled there lead just before the half-hour mark when Hall again came out flapping at a Parsons free kick this time allowing Yashwa Romeo to head in.
Ten minutes later and Guildford got themselves back into the match when Bullivant failed to claim Ben Rayner's corner allowing Ben Camara to head in.
The second half saw plenty of challenges flying in and players picking up bookings but a lack of chances other than a few corners threatened to see no change in the scoreline.
That was until the final ten minutes when tussle in the box, that drew no real appeal from the home side, saw the assistant referee signal for a penalty even though the referee had waved away the original appeal.
Dan Moody stepped up to slot the spot kick past Bullivant to pull the sides level and share the points.