VISITORS Henley were made to pay the price of only having 11 players and no
VISITORS Henley were made to pay the price of only having 11 players and no goalkeeper as they lost out away at Bicester.
Henley competed strongly but a free-hit taken from the wrong place allowed Bicester the space to score their first goal.
With the strong running of Bicester, a good clearance led to a breakaway, which stretched the Henley defenders and the ball was slotted into an empty goal for their second.
Henley pulled one back when Jenny Brady hammered home a lifted ball.
The forwards worked well together with Gracie Newbold offering the high option and hassling the defenders, and Ella Shute driving through from slightly deeper. Together with Brady they provided great targets in the circle for their midfielders, especially Tilly Carter who made incisive runs down the right flank followed by good crosses, several of which were sent just wide of the goal by the forwards.
Bicester scored again only for Pippi Heath to peg them back with a good strike as she held her ground in the circle. Brady scored her second to take the score to 3-3.
The lack of a keeper was Henley’s undoing and three more goals were conceded by the visitors.