WINDSOR ladies were taken to task for a nervous start that cost them two first-half goals and then the game in a 2-0 defeat against Wallingford 2s on Saturday.

Wallingford gave Windsor the run-around as the shaky hosts struggled to get a foothold in the match.

Promotion contenders Wallingford used the unease to their advantage and crowded out the D to score with just 10 minutes on the clock.

Windsor went into the second-half two goals down after a cross from an acute angle slipped through several players and slid into the far corner.

The home side edged closer in the last 20 minutes but could not find a way past the Wallingford defence.

The defeat sees Windsor slip two places to fifth position in Trysports Division One. Windsor are on the same number of points (23) as fourth-placed Oxford University 3s and travel there this Saturday.

Windsor 2s put in a gritty performance against a tough and well-organised Harlow-High Wycombe side in a 1-0 home win.

The Harlow keeper kept her team in the game with a string of saves to deny Windsor while, at the other end, the home side took the sting out of the visitors' attack.

It took a piece of individual magic from Emma Thatcher to break the first-half deadlock with a dazzling run and unstoppable strike drilled in from the top of the D.

Harlow fought to find an equaliser but the Windsor defence of captain Tasha Bailey, Nikki Hill and Emma Williams put in a shift to keep the opposition out.

The trio nullified the top goal scorer in the league, Heather Scutchings, with expertly timed tackles to protect the slender lead and take all three points.

The win means Windsor remain in second place in Division Four and three points behind leaders Sonning 4s ahead of a trip to Scarlett Runners this Saturday.

Windsor men were trounced 6-1 at home by Thame in a topsy-turvy start to the New Year.

Tom Everton scored the only goal for the home side who will be looking to get back on track this Saturday when they travel to take on Oxford Hawks 4s in Middx, Berks, Bucks & Oxon Division Two.

Windsor 2s won 4-2 at Aylesbury 3s as Mindaugas Spalgenas bagged a brace, with James Fenton and Omar Maqsood also on the scoresheet.

Windsor are now in third position in Division Five and host league leaders Marlow 4s this Saturday.

In Division Six, the third team beat rivals Maidenhead Magicians 1-0 and face a trip to Marlow 5s on Saturday.