Chippenham Town 2-2 Windsor & Eton
Posted By: Malcolm Wiliams
On: 6th November 2010
Comp: Southern Football League Premier Division
Windsor & Eton twice lost the lead as they were held to a 2-2 draw away Chippenham Town.
The Royalists welcomed back Delroy Preddie following his injury and included new signing Rishi Nankani on the bench.
An expected strong start from the home side greeted the Royalists as they soon tested Preddie's goal with a long range Marvin Brown effort which was well saved.
Just moment later Chippenham were awarded a penalty when Tom Mudge was penalised for holding Brown but Alan Griffin could only watch as his spot kick came back off the post.
The Bluebirds thought they had taken the lead minutes later when Nathan Rudge headed a corner into the net only for the referee to disallow the goal.
Windsor started to get into the match at the mid-way point of the half and Michael Chennells found himself through with only Chris Snodddy beat but unable to lift the ball over the keeper.
He was more successful as the half drew to a close when Jake Parson's long ball set Chennells away leaving Steve Casey behind before rounding Snoddy and slotting the ball into the net.
The lead could have been doubled just a minute later when Dave Pearce got through only to send the ball over the bar.
Chippenham managed to draw level shortly after the break when the Windsor defence failed to clear a free kick allowing Daryl Taylor to send the ball back in where Brown was quickest to put it in the net.
There were protests from the Windsor players following the goal claiming Brown controlled the ball with his hand before turning it into the net but the goal was to stand.
The lead was restored instantly when a Chris Owens throw allowed Adam Bernard to send in a low cross that Chennells managed to poke in at the far post.
The lead should have been extended mid-way through the half when Parsons cross found the head of Bernard but he somehow sent the ball over the bar from very close range.
Chippenham's second equaliser came from another free kick this time the ball managed to get all the way through to Alan Griffin who rifled a shot from a tight angle into the roof of the net.
Windsor looked as if they were about to wrap the points up in the final minutes when Parsons cross picked out Ashleigh James and he, like Bernard, sent the ball flying over the bar from very close range.