Match Report
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.

Teams

Windsor & Eton - Truro City
Robert Bullivant1Martin Rice
Leon Soloman2Barry McConnell
Chris Owens3Martin Watts
Justin Clayton4Aaron Push
David Woozley5Steve Adams
Dwane Lee6Danny Clay
Jake Parsons7Les Affil
Fiston Manuella8Marcus Martin
Sam Wadieh9Barry Hayles
Michael Chennells10Andrew Watkins
David Pearce11Andrew Taylor
Subs
Paul Robinson12Alex Jeanin
Michael Ewang14Jake Ash
Richard Shittu15Dan Smith
Adam Bernard16Joe Broad
Tom Mudge17Scott Walker

Timeline

13' Barry Hayles
Truro City

30' Les Affil (off)
Scott Walker (on)

Truro City

45' Danny Clay
Truro City

46' Marcus Martin (off)
Joe Broad (on)

Truro City

53' Justin Clayton
Windsor & Eton

54' David Pearce
Windsor & Eton

58' Sam Wadieh (off)
Paul Robinson (on)

Windsor & Eton

61' Fiston Manuella
Windsor & Eton

65' Barry McConmnell (p)
Truro City

65' Andrew Watkins (off)
Dan Smith (on)

Truro City

68' Barry Hayles
Truro City

68' Barry McConmnell
Truro City

71' Chris Owens (off)
Adam Bernard (on)

Windsor & Eton

76' Justin Clayton
Windsor & Eton

79' Paul Ronbinson
Windsor & Eton

85' David Pearce (off)
Richard Shittu (on)

Windsor & Eton