WINDSOR are out of the Berks & Bucks Senior Cup this season after a 5-0 quarter-finals defeat against MK Dons on Tuesday.

The Dons won the tie at Stag Meadow thanks to a second-half hat-trick from Brandon Thomas-Asante, plus strikes from Aiden Nesbitt and captain Oran Jackson.

Windsor also saw George Gould dismissed for a second bookable offence late on in the match.

A disappointed Windsor manager Mick Woodham told the Observer: “It was a terrific game of football in the first-half, a good 45 minutes and two good sides.

“They had a couple of good chances, which we expected, and we had a couple of chances, but at half-time we still had a lot of work to do and a lot of things to focus on.

“But, we never gave ourselves a chance in the second half.

“The referee saw something for the penalty but I don’t know what it was, but certainly the second and third goals we could have done a lot better with.

“We had good ball possession 30-yards away from their goal, but we’ve given it away and been picked out and opened up really.

Royal Borough Observer:

PHOTO: Windsor keeper Hugo Sobte made a number of fine saves in an impressive performance at Stag Meadow.

“They were two poor goals to concede at a key time in the game and that in effect has lost us the match.

“I thought Hugo Sobte was terrific all night. He was at his best in the first half. It was a bit of a shooting gallery at times but he stood up, done well and inspired everyone in front of him.

“In the second half we had three or four very good opportunities to score but we didn’t do it for one reason or another and we’ve conceded five.”

The Dons broke the deadlock five minutes after the break with the award of a controversial penalty that was converted by Thomas-Asante.

Woodham bemoaned: “I just thought it was a fair challenge. The guy has got his shot away and I didn’t hear one person appeal or shout for anything, but the referee has popped up and said it was a penalty.

“It was a soft penalty, however we did not help ourselves and for the next 15 minutes we didn’t manage the game very well.

“We gave two goals away, two poor goals, and against a very good side you can’t afford to do that.

“And, on top of that, when we did get chances we didn’t take them, so we got what we deserved unfortunately.

Royal Borough Observer:

PHOTO: Windsor midfielder George Gould was dismissed for a second bookable offence against MK Dons.

“I’m disappointed but that’s where we’ve set ourselves. Our standards are high and, we’ve had a spell for 20 minutes where we were undone.”

On the dismissal of Gould for two bookable offences, Woodham said: “It was a poor challenge from George for the second yellow so he left himself with nowhere to go and I have no complaints.

“But, Thomas-Asante committed a number of fouls out there but it took 75 minutes to book him.”

Windsor return to action in the Hellenic Premier Division with a visit to Stag Meadow from Wantage Town this Saturday (3pm).

Windsor then travel to Thatcham Town in round three of the Hellenic League Floodlit Cup next Monday (7.45pm).

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