HENLEY TOWN had to settle for a point from their opening Uhlsport Hellenic League Division 1 East match away to Old Woodstock Town last Saturday.
The hosts, who have moved across from west section, have brought in a complete new squad of players that includes Jack Dunmall who has been one of the league’s top performers in recent seasons.
The Red Kites management team of Craig Hiscock and Craig Sumner also fielded five new players as they aim to be in the promotion mix come the end of April.
Both teams started cautiously on the wide New Road pitch and the opening stages were even. After 12 minutes Henley took the lead when new recruit striker Grant Kemp found space to slot the ball past the Old Woodstock keeper.
Both teams were battling hard to get on top and referee Scott had to stop play on several occasions to calm players down.