Away goal drought continues despite better display
By John Anderson
Joffey Cox still the only Green to score an away league goal in current season
A much improved performance from The Greens, but the only one win in seven became eight since they last played Windsor. The team fought hard, but again failed to create many openings. Both Windsor goals were well taken, but preventable with more alert defending. The home side were denied too many opportunities at Aaron Brown’s goal, but did seem to fancy the long-rang effort aimed just under the crossbar. Windsor had already picked up their first of two cautions on the night, for one of the many fouls on Matt Wooster who had obviously caught their attention at Watchet Lane seven weeks earlier, when they took the lead. Yet again a diagonal ball found a wide player free. The left wing cross being met forcefully with a header from a player who had come from well outside the box, apparently unnoticed by both Holmer’s defence and midfield. This setback, on 13 minutes, saw The Greens have a good little spell of play and openings. But the cutting edge that has seen only one goal scored in seven away games was again missing. Adam Riley and James Britnell both worked themselves into good shooting positions, but on each occasion the home ‘keeper saved well. On 34 minutes Windsor scored again. A right wing cross beyond the far post found Nunes. The lack of a challenge allowed him to score with a fierce volley, which may have been prevented if he was under any pressure. HT 2-0
Holmer begun the second half, up the slope, with Britnell chesting the ball down for Wooster. But the midfielder’s half-volley went just over the bar. The Greens used three substitutes, but despite holding their own the game which was fairly end to end produced no further goals.
Team: Brown, Zach Crawford, Michael Duffy, Curtis Stone, Dean Munday, Dan Hunt, Riley, Gary Lines ©, Britnell, Jonathan Cox, Wooster.
Substitutes: (all used) Ryan Parsons, Pawel Kotwica, & Tom Fifield.