Match Report
Grays 1-0 Windsor & Eton

Posted By: Malcolm Wiliams

On: 12th September 2010

Comp: FA Cup

Windsor & Etons involvment in this seasons FA Cup eneded at the first hurdle after a 1-0 defeat away at Grays Athletic.

The Royalists, already without captain David Woozley, were also forced to leave out new signing Jordan Dowdican following his late registration.

An open first half saw both side creating chances and enjoying decent amounts of possession.

Grays were the first to come close when Jason Fontaine struck from outside the area after a short free kick on ly for the ball to go wide of goal.

It was then Windsor's turn to go close with Sam Wadieh heading ver David Pearce's cross.

As the ball went up and down the pitch a momentory lapse of concentration from Wadieh allowed Fontaine to get the ball and proceed to lob Delroy Preddie to give the home side the lead.

Windsor though that they had equallised moments later when Jake Parsons' corner appeared to be headed in and cross the line only for both the referee and his assistant to say no.

Parsons then had Grays keeper Nick Wilson scrampbling across his goal to keep out a well struck free kick.

From the resulting corner Simon Thomas broke upfield and crossed for Jared Small but he was denied by two superb blocks from Jeff Brown.

Grays could have put the result beyond doubt in the opening exchanges of the seond half with both Fontaine and Thomas putting efforts wide of the post.

Windsors best chance of getting anything from the match came in the closing moments when Jemel Johnson played in Parsons who saw his shot hit a defender square in the face and go wide of the goal.

As the minutes passed Windsor pushed more players up in an effort to level the tie but were left disappointed with an early exit.

Teams

Grays - Windsor & Eton
Nick Wilson1Delroy Preddie
Jerome Ingram2Jeff Brown
Junior Baker3Chris Owens
Duran Reynolds4Justin Clayton
Tom Harvey5Ryan Bernard
Jared Small6Ashleigh James
Jason Fontaine7Jake Parsons
Marvin Samuel8Fiston Manuella
Stephen Demitrius9Sam Wadieh
Simon Thomas10Michael Chennells
Daniel Bunce11David Pearce
Subs
Eljay Worrell12Jemel Johnson
Glen Kendall14Ikenna Ofoche
Emial Aiken15Michael Ewang
Chris Barry16George Gould
Ross Brown17Ben Wilson

Timeline

28' Jason Fontaine
Grays Athletic

59' David Pearce (off)
Ikenna Ofoche (on)

Windsor & Eton

60' Ryan Bernard
Windsor & Eton

63' Marvin Samuel (off)
Glen Kendall (on)

Grays Athletic

74' Jason Fontaine (off)
Eljay Worrell (on)

Grays Athletic

74' Ashleigh James (off)
Jemel Johnson (on)

Windsor & Eton

75' Stephen Demitrius
Grays Athletic

80' Jared Small (of)
Emial Aiken (on)

Grays Athletic