WINDSOR drew 1-1 with rivals and Middx, Berks, Bucks & Oxon Division Two leaders Maidenhead 2s in a high-tempo game on Saturday.

The visitors to Altwood School began the brighter of the two sides but the game remained deadlocked at half-time.

The second half was equally close but a couple of sloppy passes from Windsor gave Maidenhead the edge and the hosts capitalised on the mistakes with a slick attack plus clean strike to take the lead.

Maidenhead were boosted by the goal and pressed for a second, but an acrobatic display from Windsor keeper Rich Sage kept the visitors firmly in the game.

His hard work paid off when Windsor were awarded a penalty corner in the dying seconds of the match.

With the game on a knife-edge, it took a perfect strike Alex Weller strike from the top of the D to break Maidenhead hearts as the shot crashed onto the backboard on the final whistle to level the score.

The point leaves Windsor in eighth position in the league table ahead of a visit from ninth-placed Marlow 3s this Saturday.

Playing at home, the second team trounced Amersham & Chalfont 3s 7-2 to go eight points clear at the top of Division Six.

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PHOTOS: Windsor (green) and Maidenhead collided in the derby draw at Altwood School.

Windsor opened the scoring just 10 minutes into the game with Jack Snell on the end of a Lee Waller injection from a penalty corner.

Walker tucked two away himself from consecutive short corners to five Windsor a comfortable lead.

The visitors dug in and took their chance from a set piece to put the ball out of reach of the Windsor keeper.

The goal deepened the hosts’ resolve and the fourth goal, scored by James Fenton before half-time, gave Amersham & Chalfont a mountain to climb.

Fenton was on the scoresheet again with his second shortly after the restart but the away side were quick to reply with a goal of their own.

Their joy was short-lived however as Steve Timpson killed off the game with a brace.

Windsor travel to take on third from bottom Oxford Hawks 6s this Saturday.

It was “fill your boots time” for the third time with an incredible 10-3 drubbing of Ramagarhia Slough at home.

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PHOTOS: Windsor (green) and Maidenhead collided in the derby draw at Altwood School.

Gareth Baber came close to a double hat-trick with five, Rich Jones bagged a brace and it was one a-piece for Chris Parsons, Henry Graham and Ben Hefford.

Windsor took an early lead and were 4-0 up by half time against their 10-man opponents.

They took their foot off the gas in the second half and conceded two quick goals in succession before re-focusing to push ahead and make it 6-3 in reply.

Windsor took their runaway lead to double figures in the finest home win yet.

They are now fourth in Division Seven and next play Bicester 3s away this Saturday.

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