Saturday 21st October 2017
Windsor made it safely through the the FA Vase 2nd Round for only the second time in their history with a 5-2 win away at Flackwell Heath.
Even before the start of the match Windsor were being forced to change their plans when Elliott Woodham pulled up during the warm up and had to be replaced by Andrew Ingram.
It wasn't the best start for Windsor with just 20 seconds on the clock Joash Nembhard sent James Harding tumbling earning the hosts a penalty that Dean Allen duely dispatched.
In the strong winds, blowing in the visitors favour, it was hard for both sides to really get a grip om the game.
Windsor did manage to pull level on eleven minuteswhen Luke Brooks-Smith helped the ball on for Kieran Knight who rounded David Lyons before rolling the ball into the net.
Chances came and went for both sides but it was Windsor that capitalised on a Flackwell mistake.
Lyons decided to take a quick throw in and having then passed the ball across goal to Tom Willment, the centre backs clearance only went as far as Brooks-Smith on the edge of the box and he calmly slotted the ball in the bottom corner.
The visitors then doubled their lead minutes before half time when Ashley Smith rode the challenges to then strike from distance bending the ball past Lyons and into the top corner.
Flackwell should have reduced the defecit before the break when Harding somehow managed to roll the ball across the goal following a save rom Justice Owusu.
Tempers started to fray in the second half and when Mitchell Woodward's challenge on Haydon Clack sparked a melee bothe Woodward and Allen picked up cautions.
Minutes later and Woodward would take no further part in the match when he picked up his second caution of the game after a challenge on George Gould..
Chances were again spurned at both ends before Riccardo Cannon seemed to have put the tie to bed when he netted against one of his former sides.
Into the final stages of the match and Flackwell were able to pull another goal back when Willment socred from the spot following a handball against Cannon.
The icing on Windsor's cake came with 5 minutes to go when Jack Denton once again struck from distance to round off a superb performance.