Bedford Town 0-1 Windsor & Eton
Posted By: Malcolm Wiliams
On: 27th November 2010
Comp: Southern Football League Premier Division
Windsor & Eton finally ended their run of 6 games without a win by beating Bedford Town 1-0 at The Eyrie.
The Royalists welcomed back goalkeeper Rob Bullivant who took his place between the sticks in a first team match for the first time in almost 8 months.
Windsor, unlike in recent matches, made a good start to the first half and should have taken a very early lead.
Leon Soloman's free kick was headed down by Justin Clayton and then turned just wide of the post by Paul Robinson.
The Eagles started to test the visiting defence as the early moments passed and almost levelled when Callum Lewis shot across goal and just wide of the post.
Josh Sozzo then squandered a fantastic chance, sending the ball wide after Ian Draycott had set him up.
When you've not won for 6 games you'll take whatever opportunity you can to get ahead in games and Graham Clark provided just that opportunity.
David Pearce's cross was brought down by Robinson and as Michael Chennells was about to shoot he had his legs taken from under him by Clark earning a penalty.
Chennells stepped up and took the spot kick to give the Royalists the lead.
That lead should have been doubled just a minute later when a poor Bedford free kick saw Windsor break and Chennells clean through but this time was denied by Ian Brown.
Bullivant then reminded everyone why he was considered by most to be the best keeper in the division last year when his defence failed to deal with a corner allowing Phil Draycott to send the ball back into the area where Ian Draycott struck from close range but could not beat Bullivant.
He continued his heroics into the second half when he denied Sozzo's opening minute header with a fine save.
Robinson should have made sure of the points on the hour when when sent the ball over the bar from a Jake Parsons cross.
Windsor manager Dave Mudge introduced the future talent of the club in the closing 20 minutes with 17 year old Geroge Gould and 18 year old Lewis Fogarty both coming on.
A lack of chances from both sides yielded no more goals and Windsor managed to hang on for a much needed and deserved win.