Hemel Hempstead Town 2-2 Windsor & Eton
Posted By: Malcolm Wiliams
On: 16th November 2010
Comp: Southern Football League Premier Division
Windsor & Eton will definitely see this as two point dropped after throwing away a 2 goal lead at Hemel Hempstead Town.
This had been a long awaited encounter with Hemel having signed five of the Royalists Championship winning side.
With Bruce Wilson having left for Maidenhead United and former captain Steve Butler suspended, Hemel started with Ryan Wharton, Ryan Parsons and Scott Thomas.
There was even a place on the bench for another former Royalists in Ben Porter.
The opening few minutes went the way of the home side who enjoyed the better possession but were unable to find a route to goal.
The first chance of the half fell to Windsor when David Woozley's header from David Pearce's free kick found Michael Chennells but his effort was cleared off the line.
Windsor did manage to take the lead midway through the half when a Pearce cross picked out Justin Clayton who made no mistake when poking the ball past Sean Thomas.
The lead was doubled on the stroke of half time when Chris Owens put Chennells through down the left and his cross picked out Pearce who slid in at the near post.
The second half saw early changes for both sides with Hemel having to make two and Windsor one in the opening 7 minutes.
Windsor continued to pile on the pressure throughout the half but suffered the same problem as Hemel in the opening minutes and couldn't take their chances.
This would come back to haunt the Royalists in the final 15 minutes when Danilson Vicente managed to break following a Windsor corner and pick out Dennis Fenemore to pull a goal back.
It wasn't long before Hemel were back level when the Windsor defence failed to clear Ryan Parsons free kick allowing Brad Hewitt to knock the ball in.
What looked like an easy win with 15 minutes to go could have turned into total defeat as Hemel pushed for a winner but as they had found for most of the match they couldn't turn possession in chances.