Tuesday 23rd August 2011
Ryan O'Toole bagged a hat-trick in a 4-3 win over Molesey to seal Windsor's first ever win in the Combined Counties Premier Division.
In a match overshadowed by some rather interesting officiating which saw 3 players sent off and a further 6 booked, Windsor held on to remain unbeaten in their opening matches.
It didn't take long for Windsor to take the upper hand in the match. With just 4 minutes on the clock Dave Tilbury rose highest to meet Ben Hudell's free kick to head his first goal for the club and celebrated with the travelling 'masses' behind the goal.
Molesey managed to pull level in controversial circumstances shortly after when James McShane's deflected effort beat Mark Banfry under pressure from Quashie Manny. The assistant on the far side signalled for offside but was over-ruled by referee Bandara saying the player didn't make contact with the ball.
The scores were only level momentarily as a perfectly placed long ball from Fergus Moore sent Ryan O'Toole through to slide the ball past Wester Young.
As the half entered the latter stages Windsor appeared to have the match wrapped up when Andy Graves sent O'Toole tumbling in the box setting up O'Toole to net his second of the match from the spot.
Graves' booking took the ever rising tally to 4 at this point and it would rise to 7 before the end of the half.
Right on the stroke of half time Molesey could have pulled a goal back when Banfry spilled Nemo Adams' long range strike and Manny sent the close range follow up crashing off the post.
Windsor's start to the second half couldn't have gone worse when first they were lucky to escape when Manny headed McShane's effort over the bar and then Tilbury picked up his second booking of the match.
While protecting his face from a ricocheting ball he was booked for handling in what was a long line of unbelievable decisions for both sides.
Despite being down to 10 men Windsor were not giving up on extending their lead. And when Ryan Ashe played in O'Toole he made no mistake in claiming his first hat-trick for his new club.
The playing numbers were soon levelled up when Sam Lampard, who had only been booked minutes earlier for a reckless tackle on Ben Porter, was shown a straight red card for kicking out at Ryan Parsons.
Molesey fought back and made it 4-2 when Manny turned in Doug Fords cross and in injury time added a third through substitute Louis Taylor.
That wasn't the end of the drama as Luke Elliott picked up his second booking of the match right on full time for shoving Ben Porter.