Saturday 15th August 2015
Windsor's involvement in this season FA Cup has ended at the first hurdle with a 0-1 defeat against AFC Dunstable.
With the tie heading for a replay, 10 minutes from time, a neat piece of play by substitutes Jon
Cooper and Brandon Carney settled this FA Cup game, when they linked well for Carney to set up BJ Christie to hit the winner.
AFC skipper Moses Olaleye still not fit, he took his place on the bench only to support the players.
Danny Jones also missed out with a foot injury picked up on Tuesday. So Taishan Griffith got a start as did Roy Byron. Courtney Massay was pushed into midfield as Billy Baird slotted in at right back.
Windsor lost the services of Levi Thackerey in the warm up and were still without the injured Kyle Jeffries, suspended Barry Dunbar and work committed Jamie Di Giuseppe.
On a carpet of a pitch, AFC created the 1st chances when Griffith and Jermaine Hall had shots at goal. On 16 minutes the first real chance fell to Leon Cashman. From a corner he powered his header goal wards but it was cleared off the line.
AFC???s Christie was lucky to escape punishment from the referee, appearing to go over the top of the ball, protecting himself from the on-rushing Sheehan. Kyle Lucas mesmerized his opponent forcing a number of corners. The tie was now going from end to end, as Garry Malone in the AFC goal, had to make a smart save at strikers Lucas feet following an incisive pass from Jason Sheehan.
Riccardo Cannon had a shot blocked and Adam Turner was unlucky to see his glancing header go just wide following a well delivered Eddie Lazarczuk free kick. Lazarczuk dragged a low shot wide and Adam Kirby saw his goal bound effort saved well.
The visitors opened up more brightly at the start of the new period. Hall showed some good footwork, but his strike at goal lacked any pace and was pushed round the post by Dennison. With 53 minutes gone Christie had a header at goal but was easily fielded by Dennison.
Windsor racked up a sequence of Lazarczuk long throws, but Cashman was up to the challenge to clear. With 70 minutes gone, yet again Dennison denied Christie with a smart save. The home side still had a threat and they came close on a couple of occasions. Lewis Leonetti???s volley from a Lazarczuk corner cleared the bar by millimetres and Adam Turner was inches wide with a powerful header.
AFC introduced substitutes Cooper and Carney. They linked slickly on the left hand side and when Carney bore down on goal, his strike was palmed out by Dennison and fell nicely for Christie to slot home. Windsor were now finding it hard to cope with Carney's energy, he should have made it 2-0 when he burst clear but his final touch let him down.
The introduction of Omar Riaz did give Windsor fresh impetus, but his pin point passing and direct running couldn???t unlock the away team???s defence.