It was tough going in the men’s divisions with Windsor’s First XI conceding in the last ten minutes to see a precious point slip away.
Their narrow 3-2 defeat at home against South Berks Mens 2s saw both teams create chances with Marcus Barrow coming close for Windsor.
A terrific save by Windsor keeper Rich Sage and a brilliant goaline clearance from Alex Wright kept the team in the game with the score level at 0-0 at half time.
South Berks broke the deadlock with an aerial to release a striker but Windsor were quick to react and a perfect pass on the right from Ben Hefford to Paul Haynes’ stick made it 1-1.
The lightening pace saw the scoreline change again in South Berks’ favour but once again Windsor came back quickly as Hefford – this time on the left – passed to Matt Dewhurst for a simple tap-in.
With the clock running down, the game should have ended in a draw but with minutes left, the visitors converted a penalty corner to steal all three points.
In Division 6, Windsor Mens 2s suffered heartbreak after being toppled from the number one spot by a slick performance from BA (IG) Club.
Visitors BA came to win and ran riot in a 5-2 victory to snatch first place from Windsor who had topped the table for six weeks.
Windsor were under pressure from the mid-field led BA attack and found themselves playing in their half of the pitch for the opening ten minutes.
Resolute defending staved off the fierce attacks and it was Windsor who stunned the opposition by taking the lead through a penalty corner.
A Lee Waller and Matt Humphreys set piece found Jack Snell who hammered a shot past the keeper.
But BA’s experience showed as they dug in to level then edged ahead after converting a penalty corner of their own.
And they besieged the Windsor goal in the second half winning another short corner to take the score to 3-1.
Under pressure Windsor fought their way back into the game as Mindi Spalnegas created an opening for James Fenton to put away a strike and reduce the deficit to one goal.
But BA’s sheer strength and pace forced their hosts into making errors and boosted their score with two more goals.
Windsor Men’s 3s restored club pride with a 2-1 away win against Oxford 7s in Division 7.
Windsor Ladies First XI suffered a devastating 5-1 defeat which has severely damaged their hopes of avoiding the drop.
Faced by a rampant Milton Keynes 2s side staking a claim for promotion, Windsor were anonymous for large parts of the first half.
With the pressure on the home side, the purple and whites were unable to cope with the audacity of the Milton Keynes attack force who fired on sight.
Windsor lost their shape early on and the visitors looked sharper and their passing and movement was crisp while their finishing was clinical.
The hosts went 3-0 down at half time and gave themselves a mammoth challenge to try and get back in the game.
But Windsor’s bold change in formation with four forwards in the second half, took the game to Milton Keynes and the visitors suddenly found themselves on the back foot.
Surging forward, Windsor won a series of penalty corners and a Freya Hayter injection found Maxine Bonnage at the top of the D who slotted home.
Windsor’s who dares wins approach put Milton Keynes under immense pressure but with a packed D, space was at a premium and the home team struggled to find a gap through the mass of bodies.
And when the inevitable counter attacks came, Windsor were vulnerable at the back and the visitors scored twice more to leapfrog Bicester Ladies 1s and take second spot in Trysports Division 1.
In Division 4, Windsor Ladies 2s took a point from Sonning Ladies 4s who are also chasing promotion.
Yet neither side was able to dent the other’s defence and the game ended in a stalemate 0-0.