Hip Hip Jose! Hat-trick hero fires M3s to the top of the league
The men’s third team put in an explosive debut performance at home in a stunning victory that left their local rivals reeling.
There were goals galore with Steve Timpson and Chris Parsons also getting on the score sheet while Ben Hefford bagged a brace against Cross 3s in MBBO Division 7.
And the team is hoping to build on the first game of the season when they take on Ramgarhia Slough away on October 7.
Windsor Men’s 1s who won promotion to Division 2 were denied a perfect start following a 2-1 defeat against Oxford Hawks 4s.
While Windsor started brightly, it was the hosts who broke the deadlock to open the scoring and increase their lead before half time with a drag flick from a short corner that was skilfully turned into the goal.
Despite the jittery start in a new league, Windsor grew in confidence in the second half and created several chances that went begging at the back post.
The visitors increased the pressure on the Hawks and a well worked short corner saw Alex Wright pounce on a rebound to drill home Windsor’s first.
With minutes left on the clock, Windsor battled to find an equaliser but the experienced Hawks side held firm to safely see the game out.
On Saturday, October Windsor host local rivals Maidenhead 2s.
In Division 6, the mens’s second team ran out 4-0 winners against Ashford 3s and play Amersham and Chalfont 3s away.
Windsor Ladies are still struggling to find a winning formula after suffering a 3-0 defeat away to Maidenhead Ladies 3s.
The visitors were 2-0 down at half time and the Maids continued to pull the strings in the second half scoring again with no reply from Windsor.
The Trysports Division 1 team next host Newbury and Thatcham Ladies 2s in the hope of putting some points on the board.
In Division 4, the second team staged a brilliant comeback from 2-0 down against Oxford Hawks 6s to bag a point in a nail biting 2-2 draw at home.
Pacey winger Monopoly Christiaan-Rakus kept Windsor in the game with a dazzling solo effort, taking the ball from inside the Hawks’ half and weaving past defenders to calmly slot home.
And an unorthodox goal from Paula Green secured a point following a bizarre tackle that knocked the stick out of Green’s hand.
But as the ball came back towards her, Green grabbed her stick to collect it and fired a shot past the keeper.
On Saturday, the 2s take on Wychwood Badgers Ladies 1s at home.