Town suffer heaviest defeat of season at league leaders
HENLEY TOWN suffered their heaviest defeat of the season last Saturday as they went down to a 7-3 defeat at
HENLEY TOWN suffered their heaviest defeat of the season last Saturday as they went down to a 7-3 defeat at AFC Hinksey’s Culham Road ground, writes Graham Harris.
Going into the match the Red Kites were missing 10 regular players while defender Victor Sesay made his debut.
Henley stormed into the lead after two minutes when a poor goal kick was intercepted by Sam Cripps who fired home.
Red Kites goalkeeper Ashley East was kept busy making several saves from the rampant Bulls forwards before Jack Dunmall equalised for Hinksey after 21 minutes.
Good interplay between Dunmall and John McMahon culminated in Dunmall scoring again for the home side a minute before half-time.
The hosts extended their lead straight from the start of the second half when from kick-off John McMahon on hand to score after more good work from Dunmall.
McMahon scored again after 49 minutes with a deflected shot past East to make it 4-1. Sam Rolfe, Andrew Nunn and Louis Howell were brought on for Henley as AFC Hinksey increased the pressure on the beleaguered Red Kites.
Dunmall fired in a shot that was deflected into the goal by Sesay after 66 minutes.
Four minutes later Rolfe was fouled in the area and Graham Sims netted from the penalty spot to pull a goal back for the visitors.
Frenetic action followed as Anaclet Odhiambo scored for AFC Hinksey after 77 minutes.
Henley came back with a goal from Sam Rolfe two minutes later.
AFC Hinksey made it seven when Dunmall’s shot was saved by East only for the ball to fall to Odhiambo conveniently placed to score his second of the match late on.
Henley Town: East, Faherty, K Sims, Witts, Sesay, Cooper, Sheppard, G Sims, Cripps, Omari, Edward, Holmes, Godwin, Rolfe, Nunn, Howell.