Match Report
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.

Teams

Hemel Hempstead Town - Windsor & Eton
Sean Thomas1Delroy Preddie
Ryan Wharton2Leon Soloman
Ryan Parsons3Chris Owens
Scott Thomas4Justin Clayton
Brad Hewitt5David Woozley
Matt McEntecart6Sam Wadieh
David Stone7Jake Parsons
Phil Appiah8Fiston Manuella
Dennis Fenemore9Adam Bernard
Danilson Vicente10Michael Chennells
James Burgess11David Pearce
Subs
Sonny French12Ashleigh James
Jake Gilbert14Michael Ewang
Danny Power15Tom Mudge
Ben Porter16Jeff Brown
Ryan Ashe17James Larkin

Timeline

27' Justin Clayton
Windsor & Eton

32' Brad Hewitt
Hemel Hempstead Town

45' David Pearce
Windsor & Eton

HT Phil Appaith (off)
Jake Gilbert (on)

Hemel Hempstead Town

49' Fiston Manuella (off)
Ashleigh James (on)

Windsor & Eton

52' Scott Thomas (off)
Sonny French (on)

Hemel Hempstead Town

72' David Stone (off)
Ryan Ashe (on)

Hemel Hempstead Town

75' Dennis Fenemore
Hemel Hempstead Town

79' Brad Hewitt
Windsor & Eton

88' Leon Soloman
Windsor & Eton