Cirencester Town 1-1 Windsor & Eton
Posted By: Malcolm Wiliams
On: 22nd January 2011
Comp: Southern Football League Premier Division
Windsor & Eton picked up a much deserved point but were made to work hard for a 1-1 draw away at Cirencester Town.
If injuries and suspensions weren't bad enough they were forced to play over an hour with 10 men.
It should have been Windsor who took an early lead when Adam Bernard flashed the ball across the Cirencester box finding Michael Chennells who saw his effort go straight into Charles Steward's arms.
Just a minute later and Cirencester were gifted the lead when Mark Draycott was brought down by Sam Wadieh for a penalty. Draycott stepped up and slotted the spot kick past Rob Bullivant
Windsor were unlucky not to level minutes later when a Leon Soloman free kick was only cleared as far as David Pearce on the edge of the area and his strike was heading into the bottom corner until Steward's out-stretched hand pushed the ball round the post.
Another Soloman free kick found the head of an unmarked David Woozley but the Royalists skipper sent the ball over the bar.
Windsor were then reduced to 10 men when Wadieh picked up a second yellow card for a tackle on Connor Thompson, his first coming in the earlier penalty incident.
Despite being a man light Windsor continued to push in the second half and finally got their reward just before the hour when Adam Bernard powered his way down the right and crossed for Chennells who fired past Steward.
Half chances came and went for both sides and the home side should feel fortunate to have finished the game with eleven on the pitch when a waist high challenge by Tom Etheridge on Leon Soloman only earned him a yellow card.