Whyteleafe put the Royals of Windsors to the sword
10:23am Monday 21st October 2013 in Other Football
By Brain Davis
Whyteleafe are in the hat for the second round of the FA Vase after a 4-2 win over Windsor at Church Road.
Leafe had the best of the opening exchanges - a fourth minute pass from Taylor Smith sent Roscoe DSane clear, and Carl Dennison did well to come out and block his shot.
The same players combined again to give the hosts an 11th minute lead when Smith's great run down the right left the defence trailing. His pass picked out DSane in the box, who fired into the empty net.
Windsor gradually got back into the game and there was plenty of end to end football with both keepers being kept busy.
Leafe's Sheikh Ceesay was the busier of the keepers during this period, and made a particularly good save from Rob Lazarczuk in the 28th minute after he was sent clear by Kane Jones.
Ceesay, who had played well up to this point, made a rare mistake when he fluffed his attempted clearance in the 44th minute, the ball falling to Harry Pearse who equalised from close range.
The Royals went ahead early in the second half when Pearse found Jones on the edge of the box and his shot beat Ceesay and found the back of the net.
Leafe manager John Fowler then made some inspired changes as he saw that the game could drift away from Leafe.
Sam Clayton, making a remarkably quick return from injury, and young striker Ollie Thornton came on and from then on Leafe once again looked the better side.
Leafe equalised in the 62nd minute when Taylor Smith flicked on as free kick which Dennison failed to clear properly, and with the keeper stranded Smith outjumped everyone to head the loose ball into the net.
Windsor still looked dangerous on the break and Ceesay had to make a good save from Jones in the 66th minute after he broke clear of the defence.
Controlled: Whyteleafe's Ryan Fowler
Leafe regained the league in the 72nd minute, after a mix up in the visitors defence, Thornton was quickest to react, poking the ball under Dennison into the net.
Leafe made absolutely certain of progression when they scored their fourth in the 89th minute.
A long ball found DSane on the right, and with Dennison once again caught in no mans land, Clayton ran into the empty area and slotted the ball home from close range when DSane's cross picked him out.
Whyteleafe: Ceesay, Johnson , Smith (Tommy), Leacock, Broomhead, Abrahams, Fowler (Thornton 53), Graham, DSane, Williams, (Thornton 53) Smith (Taylor) (Read 78).
Sub not used: Sendonaris.
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