Friday, 27 April 2018

Poray is spot on as Hurricanes blow away Cavaliers challenge

AFC HENLEY HURRICANES U14s came out on top in their East Berks League bottom-of-the-table clash with BRACKNELL CAVALIERS SAINTS U14s

AFC HENLEY HURRICANES U14s came out on top in their East Berks League bottom-of-the-table clash with BRACKNELL CAVALIERS SAINTS U14s at Jubilee Park on Saturday.

The game started brightly for Henley with early pressure resulting in Will Poray being brought down in the box. Poray stepped up to score the resulting penalty to put his side ahead. The game then returned to a midfield battle with Bracknell breaking through constantly only to be cut out by some resilient defending by Kier James. However, the pressure told and a through ball was chipped over Scott Peters in the Henley goal to level the scores. Henley broke through the Bracknell offside trap where Jack Patterson’s drive was pushed wide by the Bracknell keeper. From the corner Jamie Olive rose above the defenders and headed home to make it 2-1.

Sustained pressure from Henley resulted in a loose ball falling to Harry Waiton on the edge of the box which was dispatched into the far corner of the net for Henley’s third goal of the game.

The second half saw both sides going close and with the Bracknell keeper in good form saving another Henley penalty. Late in the game Bracknell were awarded their own penalty which was converted.

AFC HENLEY HURRICANES U9s ran out 4-1 winners away to SANDHURST TOWN ROYALS U9s last Saturday in an East Berks League encounter.

Sandhurst opened the scoring early on. Henley equalised just before half time, Daniel Kernick’s cross volleyed home by Byron Ruffel.

In the second half Henley scored twice in two minutes. Casper Clark ran on to Ruffel’s throw and drove home past the keeper. Clark made it two moments later, this time on the left, poking the ball past the keeper at the near post. Sandhurst regrouped and pushed hard. Will Butler made some good saves with Ben Smith and George Weller holding the centre while Alfie Wylie and Tristan Flower caused havoc on the flanks.

The points were sealed by Clark in the closing stages as he curled the ball home directly from a corner to complete his hat-trick.

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