Thursday 01st September 2005

Case helps secure Royalists' second victory

Saturday 3rd
December 2005
Ryman Premier League Richard Murrill reports from Stag Meadow
Windsor & Eton 1 Case 78
Folkestone Invicta 0  

Folkestone Invicta suffered a disappointing 1-0 defeat on Saturday afternoon when they went down away to second-from-bottom Windsor & Eton at Stag Meadow in the Ryman Premier League, writes Richard Murrill.


The home side are scrapping for survival and had brought in new strikers Lee Charles and Gavin Hooligan, but had only won once previously in the league so far this season.


Jon Case scored the all-important goal when he fired home in the 78th minute to condemn Invicta to a third successive Saturday away day defeat.


The visitors kept the same starting line up which had played so well to beat Slough in midweek and a Paul Jones shot was blocked by Lee Kersey as early as the fifth minute following a great ball from Martin Chandler.


Kersey headed over at the other end after 17 minutes when Craig Lewington sent over the game’s first corner from the right hand side.


But a 25-yard Chandler shot flew just wide of the post a minute later.


Windsor had a good chance just before half time when Hooligan headed over after the ball had come in from the right.


It was end-to-end after the interval as Myall headed just over from a Paul Lamb corner and Invicta captain Micheal Everitt blocked a Hooligan shot when Charles played the ball over to the far post from the right in the opening minutes of the second half.


Charles missed a good chance for Windsor after 54 minutes when he picked his spot but shot wide from the right hand side of the penalty area after a Case ball.


There was another scare for Inivcta after 59 minutes when left back Lamb sliced the ball against his own crossbar when Lewington sent over a free kick from the left.


The nearest Invicta came to a goal was after 62 minutes when home goalkeeper Keiron Drake did well to keep out a James Dryden header when Myall played the ball in from the left.


Micheal Everitt then dragged his shot wide nine minutes later following good work from Kevin Watson down the right hand side.


Windsor ’s winner came when James Edgerley’s cross from the left came back out and eventually fell to Case who smashed the ball into the net from the right hand side of the box.


Substitute Adam Wallace shot at Tony Kessell following a Charles ball when the home side broke after 85 minutes.


Invicta threw players forward in search of an equaliser and centre half John Guest had a shot blocked during stoppage time.


Windsor & Eton: Drake, Doney, Edgerley, Kersey, Jarvis, L. Holsgrove, Case (Carroll 83), Tilbury, Hooligan (Wallace 71), Lewington (Coyne 89), Charles.  Subs: Cahill, P. Holsgrove.


Folkestone Invicta: Kessell, Watson, Lamb, Flanagan, Guest, Chandler , M. Everitt, Myall (Neilson 72), Dryden, Jones, Norman.  Subs: J. Everitt, Lindsey, Knott, Mann.


Attendance: 100.