Windsor & Eton 2-1 Bashley
Posted By: Malcolm Wiliams
On: 25th January 2011
Comp: Southern Football League Premier Division
Windsor & Eton picked up a vital win in their battle to cushion the threatened points deduction with a 2-1 home win against Bashley.
Windsor, currently trying to hold off a winding up petition from HMRC, are looking to gain as many points as possible to keep them safe should they lose the 10 points.
The opening minutes of the half saw both sides finding their respective ranges with half chances but nothing that really looked like troubling either keeper.
That was until the home side suddenly sprung into life and had two fantastic chances in as many minutes.
Firstly Jake arsons fired a low cross in front of goal with Michael Chennells and David Pearce a whisker away from making contact.
Chennells then raced through and with only David Elm to beat he lifted the ball over the keeper and wide of the post.
Chris Knowles then sent an effort just wide of the post when he struck from the edge of the area as Bashley continued to show that they would be a threat.
This didn't deter the Royalists as they continued to push forward and a further three chances for Pearce, Chennells and Dwane Lee should have seen them ahead at the break.
Just as Windsor had a clear cut chance to go in ahead so did Bashley when Jack Smith headed Dave Allen's cross over the bar from close range.
The second half saw Bashley get off to a good start and it wasn't long before they got themselves in front.
Dave Allen was allowed to run at the defence before letting off a low shot that beat Rob Bullivant.
Numerous failed attacks at either end failed to add to the scoreline until midway through the half when Bashley failed to get a Pearce corner clear. David Woozley managed a shot that was blocked and Adam Bernard bundled the ball over the line.
Having pulled level Windsor were soon to take the lead when Chennells ran through and when his tried to shoot at the second attempt, after Elm saved his first, he was pulled down.
While most were either protesting for or against a penalty Adam Bernard picked out Jake Parsons who fired in from close range.
Windsor could have added a third in the closing moments when a good move ended with youngster George Gould hitting the outside of the post.