Windsor 4 Shrivenham 2

The Royals ended Shrivenham’s four game unbeaten run at Stag Meadow on Saturday [21.09.19] with a score that flattered, more than represented the balance of the game.

A sloppy start from the visitors was justly punished by our hosts when a long ball through the middle was not defended and Will Turl was on hand with a simple finish with just 3 minutes played.

Despite the early set-back, Shrivenham managed to pull up their socks and the game began to flow in to an end to end affair.

Antonio Gerrish was felled inside the penalty area on 23 minutes, but nothing was given but a great cross from Tom Ballard on 32 minutes was headed home by Lewis Petrie to level things up.

The game continued to flow both ways and just before the interval, Gerrish saw a shot deflected wide and both sides entered the break with one apiece – a fair reflection of the game.

The second half began where the first had left off and Josh Morse aw an effort floated over when he was through on 50 minutes before Macauley Dodson entered play in place of Liam Edmondson a minute later.

The introduction of Dodson injected some fresh ideas and he had an effort blocked two minutes later, while the hosts continued to keep Curtis Meare on his toes and he made some good saves as the game continued to flow.

On 62 minutes, eventual Man of the Match winner Nick Stanley crossed a perfect ball in to the box and Dodson smashed it home to give Shrivvy the lead.

Six minutes later, a deflected strike by the impressive Keaton August levelled things up.

Ryan Stanners continued his return from injury with fifteen minutes remaining when he came on for Josh Morse, but it was the home side who re-took the lead on 80 minutes with a worthy game-winning overhead kick from Dylan Ive – which was unstoppable.

A minute later, the home side sealed their win with another following a head injury to Dodson.  With referee Darren Hill failing to blow his whistle, Shrivenham players were caught out as the hosts continued to play and a nice team move – aided by Shrivenham players still waiting for the whistle, saw August pick out Robert Lazarczuk who side foot the ball home and the goal stood, while Dodson was left to receive treatment to an injury which left him with a black eye and gash to the bridge of his nose.


Windsor:  Sonny Wheeler, Keaton August 1, Luke Brooks-Smith, Ryan Debattista, George Gould, Andrew Ingram, Dylan Ive 1, Benjamin Okon, Benjamin Smyth, William Turl 1 and Sam street.  Sub:   (TBC)  Paul Coyne, Robert Lazarczuk 1 and Sydney Woods.


Shrivenham:  Curtis Meare, Ollie Rejek, Tom Ballard, Sam Ockwell ©, Aaron Dainton, Liam Edmondson (Macauley Dodson 1), Nick Stanley, Dave Bampton, Josh Morse (Ryan Stanners), Antonio Gerrish and Lewis Petrie 1.  Sub:  Josh Andrews and Dan Lawrence (GK).


Shrivenham MotM:  Nick Stanley


Attendance:  111



1-0 – William Turl (4 min)

1-1 – Lewis Petrie (32 min)

1-2 – Macauley Dodson (62 min)

2-2 – Keaton August (68 min)

3-2 – Dylan Ive (81 min)

4-2 – Robert Lazarczuk (83 min)


League Position after Game 15:  9th (down from 7th)