AFC HENLEY HURRICANES U12s netted nine goals as they ran out winners in their Division 1 East Berks League
AFC HENLEY HURRICANES U12s netted nine goals as they ran out winners in their Division 1 East Berks League clash at ASCOT UNITED ACES U12s on Saturdayin a match that saw 11 goals scored in the second half.
The goal fest began after seven minutes when Pavel Kaczorowski and Ethan Pearce combined to release Sam Clark to fire home. Clark then turned provider for Pearce to nod home from close range after Ascot had equalised.
Ben Stodolnic made it 3-1 to Henley on 32 minutes with a long range effort before the home side pulled a goal back two minutes later.
Oliver Andrews and Jake Jones then grabbed a goal each to seemingly put the game out of reach but Ascot refused to lie down and responded yet again to make it 5-3.
Jones and Andrews were combining well in forward positions and Andrews scored two more to complete his hat-trick after the home side grabbed another to make it 7-4 with five minutes remaining.
There was still time for Ed Lawrence and Gabriel Langford to score before Ascot scored the final goal of the game.
AFC HENLEY HURRICANES U11s’ Jem McAllister bagged five goals to help his side defeat BINFIELD TORNADOES U11s 6-3 at Jubilee Park in the East Berks League.
Henley raced into a 4-0 half-time lead. The first goal came from the penalty spot, despatched by McAllister. Jamie Hudson put Henley 2-0 up with a chip, having pounced on the ball following a poor goal kick from the Binfield keeper, who was way off his line.
Henley’s third came when Will Saunders stole the ball from Binfield deep in his own half and an interchange of passing involving half the team resulted in McAllister’s second goal. McAllister completed his hat-trick shortly afterwards following a cross from Lucas Pestana.
Binfield looked dangerous in attack in the second half, Luke Taylor pulling off a diving save, tipping the ball over his crossbar. The visitors then won a penalty, which Taylor was powerless to stop, despite getting a finger to it.
Henley were still peppering the Binfield goal and a pass by Archie Barker put McAllister through to make it 5-1.
Taylor then made another good save but was unlucky to push the ball straight back out to the Binfield striker who netted the rebound.
Henley’s sixth goal came after a long throw from Zodey Sabijan to Pestana who found McAllister who rounded the keeper and walked the ball into the net. Binfield pulled another goal back on the stroke of full time.
AFC HENLEY HAWKS U11s recorded a comfortable 3-0 victory over WHITEGROVE HUNTERS U11s.
The flat four defence of Ciaran Gilder, Jacob Eve, Gabi Gierczyk and Patrick Organ provided a solid base for the home team and allowed the midfield of Charlie Wall, Abhishek Thapa and Ben Young to push forward and support Josh Hamilton up front.
In a goalless first half Hawks had keeper Alex Tams to thank as he pulled off a one-handed save.
In the second half constant Hawks pressure paid off, Xavier Mica-Hawkyard concluding a mazy run on the edge of the box with a driven shot into the far corner.
As Whitegrove pushed forward looking for an equaliser the Hawks broke away with Tams scoring after good play by Will Symons. The final goal of the match came as man-of-the-match Symons swerved the ball into the bottom corner with the outside of his right boot. AFC HENLEY HOTSPURS U11s ran out 3-1 winners at home to ASCOT UNITED RAIDERS U11s. Leading 2-0 early in the second quarter through goals from Leo Brown and man-of-the-match Harry Purslow, Henley looked to be coasting to victory.
Keeper Sean Miles was having an easier than normal match, in part due to organised defending by Dino Cheesman, Nick Bird, Felix Butterworth and captain Owen Simmons.
The midfield of Hamish Carle, Leon Bradshaw and Purslow were dominating the game and some fluent passing moves were complemented by some great individual runs from Brown.
Complacency slipped in and for much of the second half, Henley seemed content to hang on to their lead, an approach which led to the inevitable goal for Ascot.
All this made for a nervy final quarter, but the tension was eased when Brown slotted home from inside the penalty area to give the home team victory.
AFC HENLEY HURRICANES U9s had the edge in their home clash with WESTWOOD WANDERERS U9s.
A tight first half saw good patient passing and attacking play from both teams with the goalkeepers making some good saves.
The second half was played out in a similar manner with both teams having a period when they were on top and creating chances.