WINDSOR SHOW THEY’RE MADE OF THE WRIGHT STUFF
Windsor Mens First XI took three crucial away points in a bottom of the table clash against Milton Keynes 3s.
With both teams fighting to stay up in MBBO Division 2, it was Windsor that came out top in a vital 3-1 win.
The visitors started the stronger of the two but despite good possession were unable to create any early chances as their hosts dug in for the crunch match.
And it was Milton Keynes who rattled Windsor by taking the lead after a controversial move that allowed them to take advantage of a loose ball and steal a goal.
But with all to play for Windsor settled into their game and a clever through ball from Michael Jones to Sean Wright saw the striker finish with a perfect touch to level the score.
And it was feisty Windsor who came out with a steely determination after the break and brought out the best in the Milton Keynes keeper whose save from a slick penalty corner kept his team in the game.
But with Windsor pushing forward, it was only a matter of time before the rewards came.
Kevin Jones dodged a defender and fired a cross towards the penalty spot where Wright was ready to hammer it past the keeper for his and Windsor’s second goal.
The slim margin kept the visitors on their toes and a combination of vigilance at the back and patience across the midfield and attack allowed Windsor to control the game.
And a well worked short corner resulted in a penalty flick to Windsor after Marcus Barrow’s goalward bound shot hit a defender’s foot.
Despite the pressure to finish off the game, a cool Jones stepped up to take the flick and made no mistake to round off a solid Windsor performance.
They are second from bottom on 19 points along with Oxford Hawks 4s who have a game in hand.
Windsor have five games to save their season and the fight continues on Saturday, February 24 when they host mid table West Hampstead 3s.
In Division 6, Windsor Mens 2s maintained their top spot with a decisive 4-0 home win against Milton Keynes Mens 4s.
Setting themselves up for an all out attacking game, Windsor pressured the defence into making several errors and Milton Keynes had their keeper to thank for saving a flurry of shots from penalty corners.
The visitors struggled to break out of their half as Mindi Spalgenas and Will Gresswell blocked off the options on the left and right respectively.
Hemmed in Milton Keynes lost the ball to Gresswell who drilled it into the D where James Fenton finished the move to give Windsor the breakthrough they had fought for.
In the second half, Windsor picked up exactly where they had left off when Jack Snell’s pace opened up the middle and created a chance for Jose Sirvent to put the second goal past the Milton Keynes keeper.
Another goal from Dev Mavar made it 3-0 with Sirvent wrapping up the game at 4-0 with a brace.
Windsor have some breathing space as they are five points clear of second placed BA (IG) Club and are the favourites when they travel to Abingdon on Saturday, February 24 to take on the Mens 2s who are at foot of the table.
And Windsor Mens 3s completed Super Saturday for the club with a terrific 4-1 home win against Leighton Buzzards 3s.
They next host Division 7 leaders Newbury and Thatcham 4s.