Windsor & Eton 1-2 Truro City
Posted By: Malcolm Wiliams
On: 30th December 2010
Comp: Southern Football League Premier Division
Windsor & Eton suffered only their 3rd league defeat of the season, and the first in 13 league games, going down 2-1 at home to leaders Truro City.
The Royalists didn't let the fact that Truro seem to be pulling away at the top of the table deter them from taking the game to their guests.
The opening 10 minutes belonged to the home side with Jake Parsons playing the role of provider.
First he managed to pick out Dave Pearce with a diagonal ball but Martin Rice was able to save.
Parsons then got free down the right but his low cross into the box was played just behind Michael Chennells allow Truro to clear.
Truro then took the lead in slightly controversial circumstances when, from a corner, Chris Owens was dealt a blow to the head leaving him on the floor.
No foul was given and as the rest of the defence moved out Owens was left on the deck playing Barry Hayles on-side and he headed in Andrew Taylor's cross.
Rob Bullivant was on hand to ensure the score stayed at 1-0 when he did well to hold onto Arran Push's headed from another Taylor cross.
Windsor put in a very strong finish to the first half and were denied twice by fantastic saves from Rice.
First he pulled of an excellent reaction save to keep out Dwaine Lee's volley from Parsons' cross and then he did well to tip over Dave Woozley's header from a Pearce cross.
The opening 20 minutes of the second half saw numerous bookings and changes for the home side including Justin Clayton who would later pick up a second caution.
Truro managed to double their lead when Andrew Watkins tangled with Woozley and Clayton resulting in a Truro Penalty which Barry McConnell slotted past Bullivant.
Minutes later Truro were reduced to 10 men when a high challenge by Hayles on Leon Soloman saw the former Premier League striker see red from Referee Newell.
The sides were evened out less than 10 minutes later when Clayton dragged down Dan Smith on the half way line to pick up his second booking of the match.
Windsor managed to pull one goal back as they pushed Truro harder and harder. Chennells got down th right and managed to pull the ball back across for Paul Robinson to grab his fifth in two games.