Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Hurricanes tame Wargrave Wolves

AFC HENLEY HURRICANES U9s put in a gutsy display to win 3-2 against WARGRAVE WOLVES U9s on Saturday in the

AFC HENLEY HURRICANES U9s put in a gutsy display to win 3-2 against WARGRAVE WOLVES U9s on Saturday in the East Berks Youth Football League Section C.

After weathering an early onslaught from Wargrave in the early stages, Kernick broke to open the scoring for Henley with a left-foot drive. Wargrave equalised soon after, Clark in goal saved acrobatically to deny the away side’s initial strike, but was helpless as a visiting striker poked home the rebound.

Henley responded when Weller delivered a pinpoint cross to Smith who controlled and finished in one movement. The Henley defence was breached with a few minutes to go, Wargrave’s corner finding a player unmarked at the far post.

The Hurricanes showed why they are top of the table by launching a fresh onslaught. The Wargrave keeper was drawn out to clear and Ruffel saw the opening and slotted home with composure to secure maximum points.

AFC HENLEY HURRICANES U10s suffered their first loss of the season as they went down 3-2 to SWALLOWFIELD WASPS U10s at Jubilee Park last weekend in the East Berks League.

The Hurricanes started brightly, with Oli Leeman and Liam Hilditch impressing. Leeman was combining well with Jamie Hudson and Zodey Sabijan in the middle of the park.

In the second quarter Henley were struggling to contain the direct nature of the opposition and after riding their luck the Hurricanes found themselves behind.

Henley were soon back in the game after a corner from man-of-the-match Justus Larter was smashed home from the edge of the box by Sabijan.

Again the Wasps swarmed forward and Henley were continually being caught out by the long ball. Despite Will Saunders and Luke Taylor’s best efforts Swallowfield raced to a two-goal lead in the third quarter.

Henley rallied with Ben Hudson providing hope with a fine finish, hooking the ball over his head whilst on the floor in the box. Leo Browne hit the bar with a powerful shot which rebounded on the line.

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