Club results Saturday December 9


Sean Wright saved the day with a last gasp goal

Windsor Men’s First XI snatched a point from the jaws of defeat in a last gasp comeback to draw 1-1 with Eastcote 3s.

The eleventh hour Sean Wright equaliser came with the final touch of the game as Windsor threw everyone forward for a penalty corner on the whistle.

And in a nail-biting finish that saw two shots ricochet around the D, the ball spun to the back post where Wright broke Eastcote hearts with a clean strike to level.

The timely goal was reward for Windsor’s refusal to give up, despite going 1-0 down in the second half after first 35 minutes were deadlocked.

Playing at home, Windsor had already beaten the cold snap and a frozen corner of the pitch with an intense warm up on the icy area to thaw it out.

They head into the break with a comfortable mid-table position in MBBO Division 2.

The Men’s First XI can put their feet up until the New Year

The second team continued their incredible winning streak with a hard fought 2-1 win away against Wycombe 4s in Division 6.

Windsor started the game without their usual verve and a lacklustre first half ended goaless.

It took an unexpected strike from underdogs Wycombe to shake Windsor out of their reverie and a brace from John Carpenter was enough to ensure the visitors did not drop any points to break their run.

And with 30 points in the bag, they are five clear of nearest rivals Amersham and Chalfont who remain second.

In Division 7, the third team had their fixture against Banbury Piranhas postponed and all the men’s teams are next in action in the New Year.

Maxine Bonnage gave Windsor Ladies First XI a confidence boost with a terrific strike

Windsor Ladies First XI are facing a bleak Christmas after their second defeat in a row which leaves them at the foot of Trysports Division 1.

Playing at home, Windsor went 4-2 down to a well drilled Bicester 1s side riding high in second place.

The visitors opened the scoring after a one-on-one with keeper Ruki Sayid but a brilliant Maxine Bonnage shot gave the hosts a massive confidence boost.

While Windsor’s fluid play led by skipper Freya Hayter took the team to the brink of scoring, the final touch was not clinical enough to break down their tough opponents.

And a penalty flick awarded at the other end was tucked away into the far right corner to give Bicester a 2-1 lead into half time.

Windsor battled to stay in the game and smother the forceful attacks but a Bicester forward found space on the right to slam in the team’s third goal from point blank range to make it 3-1.

Emma Harrington pulled off a text book penalty flick

Windsor’s determination to get back in the game saw the team rally and some fine work by Hayter, Bonnage, Emma Harrington and Helena Davidson saw the home team win a penalty flick.

Harrington coolly stepped up to take it and pulled off a text book conversion to the unreachable top right corner to make it 3-2.

With just one goal separating the teams, Windsor gambled by playing a high line but Bicester took full advantage and broke quickly to put the game out of Windsor’s reach.

On Saturday, December 16  they face Reading Riots in the last game of the year.

In Division 4, the  Ladies 2s narrowly lost out to Marlow Ladies 5s in a finely balanced game.

Hosts Windsor took the lead after Emma Briggs rifled in a shot from a penalty corner to open her account.

But after the break, Marlow took control and scored twice to take the lead but Windsor held their nerve.

L2s captain Emma Uzzell in action

Annalies Hogan dodged her marker and found in-form Briggs at the top of the D. Briggs took a touch then hammered the ball into the back of the net to level at 2-2.

With two minutes left on the clock, both teams were anxious to see out the game but Marlow sensed a chance when a penalty corner was awarded in their favour.

With nerves jangling on both sides, a scrappy set piece led to a goalmouth melee, and Marlow managed to scramble the ball over the line to take all three points.

Windsor will host Division 4 leaders Amersham and Chalfont Ladies 4s on Saturday, December 16.