Windsor & Eton 4 – 1 Wealdstone
4 - 1
The match consisted of 4 periods of 30 minutes each.The final result was Windsor & Eton 4 Wealdstone 1; this was very much a match training session to test out and utilise a large squad of 24 Stones players and trialists:
The first 30 minutes saw Windsor score after 22 minutes when Carl Martin put through his own goal. Our line-up was:-
Richard Barnard (In goal)
Billy Hawes, Carl Martin, Alan Massey & Lee Chappell (back 4)
Ben Clarke, Chris O’Leary, David Hicks & Graeme Montgomery (midfield)
Dean Papali & Stephen Hughes (Up front)
The second 30 minutes saw 3 changes with Nick Salapatas playing in place of Ben Clarke, Ryan Ashe in place of Chris O’Leary and Luke Woods in place of Richard Barnard. There were no goals in this perod.
Match 3 line-up was:-
Daniel Carr (In goal)
Ben Clarke, John Sonuga, Carl Martin & Alan Massey (back 4)
Nick Salapatas, Ryan Ashe, Chris O’Leary & Gary Burrell (midfield)
Fola & Ben Alexander (up front)
Windsor scored twice in this period in the 22nd & 24th minutes.
Match 4 line-up was:-
Luke Woods (In goal)
Ben Clarke, Richard Ashy, Darren Locke & Lee Chappell (back 4)
Ben Hawes, Ryan Ashe, Chris O’Leary & Gary Burrell (midfield)
Wayne Reid & Ben Alexander (up front)
We hit the crossbar early on and then had a penalty after 3 minutes which Gary Burrell scored. In the next minute Windsor scored to make it 4-1. Shortly after Ben Alexander was put clear with only the keeper to beat but delayed shooting and a defender got back and got the ball off him.
Wealdstone Manager Gordon Bartlett said after the game: ‘ This session was all about looking at players currently trialling with us and trying out some different formations and utilising a very large squad that we brought with us. It was a useful session and will help our fitness regime. These pre season games are certainly not about the result – we lent them a goalkeeper! The management team are interested in performance – we kept the ball well but the end product was disappointing today, but I was pleased with the workout’