WINDSOR ladies are still struggling to find a winning formula this season after suffering a 3-0 defeat away at Maidenhead 3s on Saturday.

The visitors were two goals down at the half-time interval as Maidenhead applied relentless pressure on the back four and pulled all the strings in midfield.

While Emma Williams, Debbie Campbell, Gerry Hyde and Octavia Highfield soaked up the persistent attacks, it was a looping shot that finally breached the defence and beat keeper Ruki Sayed.

With Windsor anxious to get a foothold in the game, they pushed forward in numbers, but were caught out by a swift counter-attack.

Sayid flew off her line to clear the ball only for the rebound to land in the path of an oncoming striker for an easy goal.

Windsor were more disciplined in the second half, keeping their shape and plugging the gaps that had cost them dearly.

Striker Anne-Marie Moore came close to scoring but the on-form Maidenhead stopper refused to be beaten at the post.

Despite the twists and turns to find a way past the Maidenhead brick wall defence, a third goal for the home team secured them the points as Windsor paid the price for a failure to clear the ball from danger in the D.

The Trysports Division One team host Newbury & Thatcham 2s this Saturday in the hope of putting some points on the board with a first win of the new season.

Windsor ladies second team have staged a brilliant comeback to recover from falling two goals behind and bag a point in a nail-biting 2-2 draw at home to Oxford Hawks 6s on Saturday.

Pacey winger Monopoly Christiaan-Rakus kept Windsor in the game with a dazzling solo effort, taking the ball from inside the Oxford half and weaving past defenders to calmly slot home.

And an unorthodox goal from Paula Green secured a point following a bizarre tackle that knocked the stick out of her hand. But, as the ball came back towards her, Green grabbed her stick to collect it and fire a shot past the keeper.

This Saturday, the second team take on Wychwood Badgers ladies at home in Division Four of the Trysports Hockey League.

Hat-trick hero Jose San Roman powered Windsor’s newly-formed men’s team to the top of the table after a 7-0 thriller against Gerrards Cross.

The third team put in an explosive debut performance at home in a stunning victory that left their local rivals reeling.

There were goals galore with Steve Timpson and Chris Parsons also getting on the scoresheet, while Ben Hefford bagged a brace in the Middx, Berks, Bucks & Oxon Division Seven fixture.

The team is hoping to build on the first game of the season when they take on Ramgarhia Slough away on Saturday.

The Windsor first team, who won promotion to Division Two last season, were denied a perfect start following a 2-1 defeat against Oxford Hawks 4s.

While Windsor started brightly, it was the hosts who broke the deadlock and they increase their lead before half-time with a drag flick from a short corner that was skilfully turned into the goal.

Despite the jittery start in a new league, Windsor grew in confidence in the second half and created several chances that went begging at the back post.

The visitors increased the pressure on the Hawks and a well-worked short corner saw Alex Wright pounce on a rebound to drill home Windsor’s first.

With minutes left on the clock, Windsor battled to find an equaliser but the experienced Hawks side held firm to safely see the game out.

This Saturday, Windsor host local rivals Maidenhead 2s.

In Division Six, the second team ran out 4-0 winners against Ashford 3s and play Amersham & Chalfont 3s away on Saturday.

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