Windsor & Eton 0-3 Brackley Town
Posted By: Malcolm Wiliams
On: 15th January 2011
Comp: Southern Football League Premier Division
Windsor & Eton's defeat against Brackley Town won't be remembered for poor football but poor officiating.
The first half bad been an even affair with both sides competing well but unable to convert chances.
The turning point came at the end of the first half when Dave Pearce was dismissed for a supposed high foot on Owen Storey despite the referee not looking at the incident and not consulting his assistant.
The man advantage started to show right from the start of the second when Tommy Winters cross found Barry Quinn on the edge of the area and his effort was well saved by Rob Bullivant.
Minutes later and it was the visitors who got themselves ahead when Winters hit a speculative effort from 30 yards and somehow managed to squeeze the ball past Bullivant.
Two minutes later and the lead was doubled when Anthony Thomas flicked on a long ball allowing Francis Green to run through and finish after Bullivant did well to keep out his first attempt.
Green then headed against the post and Winters was denied by Bullivant when clean through.
Adam Bernard should have pulled a goal back when Jake Parsons crossed for Michael Chennells whos effort was somehow kept out and the follow up from Bernard sent over from close range.
If the match wasn't already over it was on 75 minutes when a quick free kick, 20 yards from the offence, allowed Carl Palmer to strike from distance with the ball going in off the post.
A fantastic double save from Bullivant kept out Winters and Elliot Sandy and Windsor came close again when George Gould was unlucky to send wide.
In second half injury time Phil Dempsey was lucky to not to have seen red himself as his two footed challenge on Dave Woozley only earned him a caution.