Up 1 place with narrow away win
By John Anderson
Munday header proves enough
Following the events of Saturday and the weather forecasts Holmer were not in the best frame of mind for the match at Windsor (where Virginia Water ground share).
But Chris Allen was able to put a strong team together with a mix of youth and experience to make the journey.
Given the weather on arrival there were doubts that the match would actually last 90 minutes but despite blizzard conditions at the start things seemed to improve as they match went on and the excellent Windsor pitch stood up well.
Virginia Water started strongly and created a number of openings but a mixture of poor shooting and good defending kept it goal less. Holmer had a few forays forward with Pawel Kotwica threatening up front. Towards the end of the half the breakthrough came but it was Holmer that got it. Gaining a corner, it was taken by Curtis Stone who managed to direct it on to the head of Dean Munday who powered it into the net for 1-0.
After the break Holmer looked to be playing a better shape following some HT adjustments. The second half was much more even and both teams continued to create chances but neither could beat the respective keepers.
The game finished farcically for Virginia Water when two of their players were sent off in the last 10 minutes. Holmer have had their share of dubious decisions in recent weeks but for once it was the opposition that suffered.
Against nine men pushing for an equaliser Holmer had a number of chances to close out the game but poor decision making kept the score at 1-0. The final whistle came with a huge sigh of relief from the travelling support but a well deserved 3 points won by a committed performance from the lads.
Report by Rob Shed.