Sandhurst Town christen new pitch with Windsor & Eton win

17-year-old Harry McIlvenna tries his luck for Windsor & Eton. Photo: Richard Milam
17-year-old Harry McIlvenna tries his luck for Windsor & Eton. Photo: Richard Milam

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The new Bioflex playing surface at Bottom Meadow saw it’s first action on Tuesday night when the newly laid pitch played host to a pre season friendly between newly promoted Sandhurst Town and newly formed Windsor & Eton.

Sandhurst took an early lead in the match when Windsor & Eton full back Ben King headed a cross back to his goalkeeper only to see the ball shoot past the man between the sticks and into his own net.

The Fizzers took the one goal lead into the break after a half that was low on goalmouth action.

The second half started brightly with both sides creating opportunities. Just before the hour mark Sandhurst extended their lead through another own goal when Kai Boyland rose to clear a corner, only to see his header rattle off the underside of the bar and into his own net.

A couple of minutes later the Fizzers were 3-0 up when a sharp attacking move found Amari Fashanu on the left side of the box, and the forward found the back of the net with a strong strike.

Despite being three goals down to a side from two Steps above them, Windsor & Eton continued to attack and cause their hosts problems. Their efforts were rewarded with a goal when Gabra Welding turned home a cross on 70 minutes to give his side hope.

That was as close as the visitors came to getting back in the game as the home side closed out the match leave the final score, Sandhurst Town 3 Windsor & Eton 1.

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