Sunday, 22 July 2018

Woodley hit by AFC Woodcote captain Brouard’s late hammer blow

AFC HENLEY HOTSPURS U11s picked up their first win of the season with an 8-4 victory over SANDHURST U11s.

AFC HENLEY HOTSPURS U11s picked up their first win of the season with an 8-4 victory over SANDHURST U11s.

Henley fell behind but quickly equalised through a left foot drive from Owen Simmons. Henley then took the lead thanks to Harry Purslow’s close range finish only for Sandhurst to equalise.

Henley raced to a 5-2 lead thanks to strikes from man-of-the-match Adam Palmer, Leo Browne and a long range effort from Michael Clarke.

In the second half a fine individual goal from Felix Butterworth made it six before Sandhurst pulled back two goals.

Keeper Sean Miles pulled off several good saves to preserve the lead while further goals from Dino Cheesman and Bradley Coomes made the game safe for Henley. Leon Bradshaw and Nick Bird both had shots cleared off the line.

AFC HENLEY HURRICANES U11s ran out 5-0 winners away to SANDHURST TOWN REDS U11s in the East Berks Youth League. The first half produced few chances for either side. Henley asserted themselves in the third quarter, playing some good attacking football, with Sandhurst almost permanently camped in their own half.

Henley hit the woodwork twice before Ben Hudson finally made the breakthrough, slotting calmly home after a through ball from Jem McAllister.

The floodgates then opened Jamie Hudson had the final touch after a superb free kick from McAllister, who then added a third from a Ben Hudson cross. Man-of-the-match Ben Hudson was on the score sheet again in the final quarter with a shot from the edge of the area, before Zodey Sabijan added the fifth from a similar position.

AFC HENLEY HAWKS U11s triumphed 3-2 in a closely fought game against SANDHURST TOWN ATHLETIC U11s.

Will Symons opened the scoring for the Hawks with a solo run through the opposition’s defence.

Confusion in the Hawks defence allowed the visiting team to go in the lead in the second quarter.

Ben Young and Gabi Gierczyk helped to shore up the defence, while Sammy Phillips and Ciaran Gilder battled in midfield to feed Patrick Organ for the Hawks’ second goal just before half-time.

Man-of-the-match Jacob Eve played well in defence, and coupled with Alex Tams they prevented further goals being conceded, while Josh Hamilton and Alex Nice kept the pressure on Sandhurst’s goalkeeper. This led to Xavier Mila capitalising on a bungled Sandhurst corner and scoring the winner in the final quarter.

AFC WOODCOTE U10s came back from 3-1 down to beat WOODLEY HAMMERS U10s 4-3 in the Berkshire Youth Development League Division 5 on Saturday.

Despite taking an early lead through Ben Morgan, Woodcote found themselves 2-1 down at half-time and 3-1 down midway through the second half. Heading for defeat, Woodcote showed tremendous character and levelled the scores through Samuel Butler-James and a further strike from Morgan.

With time running out and the game destined to finish in a draw, Woodcote captain Xavier Brouard popped up to score the winning goal.

BOTLEY U10s ran out 4-0 winners at home to GORING ROBINS U10s in Division C of the Oxford Mail Youth League.

Botley took the lead from the penalty spot before doubling their advantage just before half-time.

At the break a double substitution took place with Woodall and Pemberton replacing Slade and Caswell. In the second half Botley increased their lead with two more goals.

In the closing five minutes Gooch came on for Butterworth and had an immediate impact, linking up with Funnell to create a chance for Bridle, which was only just kept out.

GORING ROBINS U11s won their opening Division 2 fixtures 2-0 at home to PURLEY JUBILEE U11s.

After a goalless first half the Robins increased the pressure and took the lead when the ball came to Rowan Prince at the edge of the area and he unleashed a right foot strike into the left hand corner.

Having repelled a Purley attack, Goring countered and Harry Purdy got the vital touch to bury the ball in the back of the net to make it 2-0.

lGORING ROBINS U13s, who play in the Oxford Mail Youth League Division A on Sundays — and train on Fridays — are seeking new players. Anyone interested should email coach David Masters at dc.masters@btopenworld.com or phone 07825 427514.

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