On a cold afternoon the Windsor Lancers could only manage a 0-0 draw with Guelph despite twice hitting the woodwork. The draw was Guelph’s first point of the season, and despite a brief 5 minute spell in the second half it was largely undeserved. Windsor started brightly, and in the 7th minute left back Chris Lanni unluckily hit the inside of the post with a long range effort that had Guelph keeper Bryndon Fry beaten. The Guelph goal spent the rest of the first half under constant attack with Ryan Wise, Michael Watson and the very impressive John Sorge all having good chances to open the scoring. Watson will probably feel he should have opened the scoring after he had a free header on the six yard line off a free kick go high and wide moments after he hit the underside of the crossbar with a close range shot.
Reinaldo come out in the second half with a much improved attitude, looking to ride challenges rather than go down for the foul. The addition of this physical aspect into his game paid immediate dividends as some brilliant footwork saw him beat several players on his way into the penalty area before his shot went into the side netting. The Brazilian had another chance minutes later after some good work in midfield by Watson saw him through on goal only for the Guelph keeper to save at his feet in the 53rd minute. That was it for clear chances in the game however, and despite Windsor having the better of possession for the majority of the half they were unable to break down the Guelph defence.
It was the same old story for the Lancers; despite having the better of the possession for most of the game they were unable to find the back of the net, though on this occasion they were perhaps unlucky having hit the post twice. Windsor will look to end their long wait for a goal Sunday when they take on McMaster at 3.15pm.