Sunday, 21 January 2018

Sinclair keeps his cool from the spot to sink Tilehurst

HENLEY TOWN made it six successive wins in all competitions after beating TILEHURST YMCA at the Triangle in the Premier

HENLEY TOWN made it six successive wins in all competitions after beating TILEHURST YMCA at the Triangle in the Premier Division.

The division’s basement side proved a much stiffer challenge than the hosts expected. Tilehurst banked all on defence, playing with only one front-runner throughout.

In the first half the Town had 15 corners but could not get the ball in the net, only for the visitors to score two minutes before the interval.

The game continued in much the same pattern after the break and Henley were still behind at the 80th minute.

At this point Sam Bell senior, who had started on the bench following a recent injury, headed in at yet another corner and the goalkeeper could only palm the ball back on to his head with an equaliser resulting.

Five minutes later Ollie Maskell was brought down in the box and Craig Sinclair decided the match in Henley’s favour from the penalty spot.

Jamie Thomas scored early in the second half as KIDMORE END came from behind to beat WOODLEY HAMMERS at Gallowstree Common.

Woodley took the lead in the first half when Kidmore failed to clear their lines, presenting the visiting forward with a simple finish.

Kidmore equalised just before half-time courtesy of Kieren Chard’s right-footed finish. Chard was unlucky not to be on the score sheet earlier after his earlier long-range effort had struck the bar.

The hosts secured all three points when Thomas turned in a Michael Butcher corner minutes after the restart to maintain Kidmore’s undefeated start to the league season.

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