Ashridge Park have no answer to AFC Henley Hurricanes
AFC HENLEY HURRICANES’ Tom Bonser netted for the second consecutive match to help edge out ASHRIDGE
AFC HENLEY HURRICANES’ Tom Bonser netted for the second consecutive match to help edge out ASHRIDGE PARK U10s 2-0 in a tight East Berks League clash at Jubilee Park on Saturday.
The Hurricanes started slowly and took some time to get into their stride as Ashridge played some neat football.
Man-of-the-match Finnbar Scott, playing captain, was called into action on a number of occasions with some heroic tackles as Ashridge probed for the opening goal. Sam Winters also started brightly and established a foothold in the game for the Hurricanes as he looked to drive them forward from his central midfield role.
The first quarter ended goalless and in the second quarter the Hurricanes began to push forward and create chances.
Henley took the lead when a move started by Tom Yeoman saw him slip the ball to Bonser who took a touch before slotting a neat finish beyond the Ashridge keeper.
Olly Saunders adopted the defender’s role in the second quarter and looked assured in this role and organised the team well to protect his side’s lead.
It was in the third quarter Nicolai Bruun-Andersen came to the fore and doubled his side’s lead. Picking the ball up in his own half he danced around four Ashridge defenders before slotting home. Soon after Tom Atkinson and Tom Yeoman both went close for the hosts.
The fourth quarter started slowly for the Hurricanes with Ben Horner being forced to make a number of saves while Joe Turner made a number of last ditch tackles.