After a mixed set of results in January it was important that Old Windsor got back to playing the type of football that has served them well over the first half season, this week they took on their old rivals Singh Sabha in the Fielden Cup. For once it was dry on a Saturday afternoon and although there was a strong wind. Old Windsor started on the front foot and were intent in giving Sabha no time on the ball.The first chance went to Old Windsor when Sean finds Walts who brings a fine save from the keeper. With the wind behind them Sabha managed to exert some pressure and had a succession of corners but could not make any real chances. The breakthrough game on 15 minutes with a lovely team goal, Joe picked up the ball in midfield, driving forward he found Harry who in turn found Jake who cut inside and smashed into the near post giving the keeper no chance. Sabha responded and put the pressure on the Old Windsor defence, but although some half chances there was no real threat on Stuarts goal. This was the pattern of the half and with Walts and Sean having half chances the game was tight. But on 40 minutes it was 2-0 when Sean found Jake with a great ball and Jake lobbed the keeper.
The second half was a tight affair with Old Windsor managing the game well then on 65 minutes Sean saw red for reacting to shocking tackle, but as is with the laws if you react you run the risk of seeing red. From this moment on Old Windsor had to stay strong and they defended stoutly and with Shorty and Dale outstanding. in the 80th minute Joe sliced a cross into his net but this proved to be just a consolation goal as on 85 minutes Joseph made it 3-1, after Joe pressed the ball and when it fell to Joseph he coolly slotted past the keeper.
This was a good team performance that proved that the team had not lost their hunger and if you work hard you get the just rewards.
There was many good performances, Jake in scoring to good goals, Joe and Walts outstanding in midfield but Man of the Match Lee Short who was outstanding at the back alongside Dale.