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Alex Weller Breaks Maids Heart with Last Gasp Goal

Alex Weller saved the day

Windsor Men’s First XI drew 1-1 with local rivals Maidenhead Men’s 2s in a high tempo game.
Playing away, Windsor began the brighter of the two but the game remained deadlocked at half time.
The second half was equally close but a couple of sloppy Windsor passes gave Maidenhead the edge and they capitalised on the mistakes with a slick attack and clean strike for a 1-0 lead.
Boosted by the goal, Maidenhead pressed for a second one but an acrobatic display by Windsor keeper Rich Sage kept the visitors firmly in the game.

Windsor’s keeper Rich Sage kept them in the game

And his hard work paid off when Windsor were awarded a penalty corner in the dying seconds of the match.
With the game on a knife edge, it took a perfect Alex Weller strike from the top of the D to break Maidenhead hearts as the shot crashed onto the backboard on the final whistle to level the score.
The Mens 2s and 3s racked up a sensational 17 goals between them in their highest scoring games of the season.
Playing at home, the second team trounced Amersham and Chalfont Mens 3s 7-2 to go eight points clear at the top of Division 6.
Windsor opened the scoring just ten minutes into the game with Jack Snell on the end of a Lee Waller injection from a penalty corner.
And Waller tucked two away himself from consecutive short corners to give Windsor a comfortable lead.
But the visitors dug in and took their chance from a set piece to put the ball out of reach of the Windsor keeper.

The goal deepened Windsor’s resolve and the fourth scored by James Fenton before half time gave Amersham a mountain to climb.
Fenton was on the score sheet again with his second and Windsor’s fifth shortly after the re-start but Amersham were quick to reply with a goal of their own.
But their joy was short lived when Steve Timpson killed off the game with a brace to take Windsor’s tally to a super seven.
And it was “fill yer boots time” for the Mens 3s with an incredible 10-3 drubbing of Ramagarhia Slough 1s at home.
Gareth Baber came close to a double hat-trick with five, Rich Jones bagged a brace and it was one a-piece for Chris Parsons, Henry Graham and Ben Hefford.

Windsor took an early lead and were 4-0 up by half time against their ten man opponents.
But they took their foot off the gas in the second half and conceded two quick goals in succession before re-focusing to push ahead and make it 6-3 in reply.
And they took their runaway lead to double figures in the finest Windsor home win yet.
They are now fourth in Division 7.

Maxine Bonnage got one back for Windsor

Windsor Ladies First XI suffered a set-back to their campaign to avoid the drop zone following a heavy 5-1 defeat away to Newbury and Thatcham Ladies 2s.
The injury hit team put up a terrific fight to keep the home side at bay and were still in the game when Maxine Bonnage’s finish to a well worked penalty corner made it 2-1.
But Newbury attacked in numbers and despite heroics at the back, including a brilliant goal-line clearance by Emma Williams, at times Windsor were overwhelmed.
The Ladies 2s were on the wrong side of a 4-3 scoreline away to Oxford club Wychwood Badgers Ladies 1s.
Windsor dominated from the start with fluid hockey and looked comfortable with goals from Mel Dobson and Monopoly Christiaan-Rakus.
Emma Thatcher and Annalies Hogan bossed the middle and Windsor should have buried the game in the first 35 minutes.

Emma Thatcher bossed the midfield

But in a game of two halves, Wychwood came out fighting and the game changed when Wychwood brought on a key player who was able to unlock the Windsor defence.
And two quick Wychwood goals flustered Windsor while a controversial penalty corner gave them an unexpected 3-2 lead.
Wychwood rounded off their comeback with a fourth but with minutes left on the clock Windsor striker Paul Green made it 4-3 – but the visitors ran out of time to find an equaliser.