Old Windsor started the season well with a 3-1 win over KS Gryth, however this does not tell the full story as the match was abandoned after 65 minutes due to comments made to the match officials by KS Gryth.
The game started with Old Windsor on the attack and the first chance was not long in coming, on 3 minutes Sean was put through by Walts, only to take too long allowing the defender to make an important tackle. 3 minutes later Rory blasted over form a throw-in that fell to him. On 9 minutes Rory got to the ball before the defender and was clearly kicked, but the match officials punished Rory for high kicking. Gryth had their first chance on 12 minutes, a long shot that flew over the bar. The first goal came on 17 minutes when Lewis was brought down in the box, Jake slotted away the penalty to score his first league goal for the club. Gryth then had their first and second sin bins of the season within 3 minutes of the penalty award. Old Windsor tried to push on but could not keep their composure and in truth never looked like scoring apart from Lewis’s chance that he put wide. However when Gryth were back to 11 they scored an own goal after a long throw from Rory was flicked in. Gryth got one back with a superb strike from a free kick. There was still time for a third penalty shout, a good chance for Gryth form a corner and a third Gryth player in the Sin bin.
2-1 at half time in an action packed first half.
The second half started with Gryth pushing forward and Old Windsor looking dangerous on the break. 51 minutes saw Joe make an important clearance and the resultant corner saw a header fly over. 53 minutes Joe had a good chance and he saw the keeper make good save. The next action of the half saw Lewis break into the area and the Gryth player clearly pulled his shirt and the referee gave a second penalty. Before the penalty was taken a fourth Gryth player was sin binned and another player saw Red for a comments to the Referee. Jake slotted the penalty to make it 3-1. Before the retake the player in the sin bin saw red and then the comment was made to the assistant that was seen as unacceptable by the match officials and they made the decision to abandon the game.
Man of the match was given to Jake for his goals and general performance, although Lewis was a close second.