Saturday 10th August 2019
Windsor have been knocked out of the FA Cup after a 0-3 defeat at the hands of Reading City.
City started well forcing a number of corners before Windsor carved out the first real chance of the game.
Jake Sobalak broke down the right and managed to pick out George Dawson-Clark but was denied by Charlie York at close range.
Sobalak came slose himself but York again proved difficult to beat.
Former Windsor midfielder Matthew Stockill came closest to scoring for the vistors when his effort from the edge of the box came back off the upright.
City had a fair shout at a first half penalty when Josh Adjei brought down Khalid Simmo but, as with many decisions throught the match, Thomas Kelly refused to give it.
Windsor held out until the hour before City took the lead when McKoy Palmer's corner found the head of Steven Lee.
The lead was doubled minutes later when Luke Appleton was adjudged to have brought down Simmo earning the vistors a penalty which Devonn Reid calmly dispatched.
At the restart Robert Lazarczuk was booked when trying to get the game going again for reasons only known to referee Kelly, a decision that would have a wider ipact later.
The tie was over as a contest on 78 minutes in controversial circumstances when Stockill controlled the ball with his arm before lettng of a 30 yard effort that beat Joeph Whiter.
Windsor were then reduced to 10 men when having been awarded a free kick Lazarczuk tried to take it quickly but Kelly called it back. Lazarczuk was then shown a second yellow card for what Kelly described as an offensive gesture showing dissent. I never know turning to get a water bottle could be offensive.
Ten soon became nine as George Gould followed Lazarczuk off the pitch for his challenge on Daniel Davies.
Despite being two men down Windsor continued to push a were denied two penalties of their own when both Appleton and Andrew Ingram were pulled to the floor during a run of late corners.
Windsor will need to pick themselves in time for Saturday's trip to Woodley United in the League Cup while they continue to search for a permanent manager.