Thursday, 26 April 2018

Town come through for full points

HENLEY TOWN picked up maximum points in their Uhlsport Hellenic Division 1 East clash with Penn and Tylers Green at the Invesco Perpetual Triangle on Tuesday night

HENLEY TOWN picked up maximum points in their Uhlsport Hellenic Division 1 East clash with Penn and Tylers Green at the Invesco Perpetual Triangle on Tuesday night.

It took 10 minutes for Henley to break the deadlock after at first struggling to get a foothold in the game.

Mitch Cooper got on the end of a Brett Rann corner to open the floodgates for the Red Kites.

Henley started to have a lot of play in the Penn half and they doubled their lead on 26 minutes when Richard Bennett laid the ball through to Ben Clark in the box who lifted the ball over the onrushing goalkeeper in an accomplished finish.



The Red Kites then followed this up with what was probably their best move of the season, which involved six players.

Warren Baxter cleared the ball to Dan Faherty who sent it up to Clark who held it up before laying it off to Grant Kemp who sent Asa Povey down the right wing on an overlap. Povey rode a strong challenge from the full back before drilling the ball into Bennett who applied the finish to take 3-0 lead into the break.

Penn made a change to their defence at the interval and the team started well, dominating the first five minutes. Their striker, Chris Hurst, the league's top goal scorer had a couple of chances but he shot wide.

After 66 minutes, Penn got themselves back into the game when Henley failed to clear a corner and the returning ball was floated back in for Danny Jordan to open their scoring.

Both sides then had chances to increase their goal tally but it was Henley who went further ahead on 72 minutes as Rann broke free and his shot was parried away by the goalkeeper which fell nicely to the onrushing Faherty who  finished well to put the home side 4-1 up.

Henley were awarded a penalty in the 74th minute by referee Kennett as one of the Penn centre-backs appeared to handle the ball in their box. Grant Kemp stepped up and his well hit shot struck the Penn goalkeeper on the foot and flew into the goal.

Penn still pushed forward and Danny Jordan got both his and Penn’s second on 79 minutes after getting on a nice cross from the right wing to make it 5-2.

Henley got their sixth goal in the 84th minute when Rann sent in another well-delivered corner and Cooper again managed to get on the end of it. The win pushed Henley back up to 5th in the table.

Henley Town: Nunn, Cooper, Faherty, Baxter, Thomas, Povey, Witt, Rann, Kemp, Clark, Bennett. Subs: Cripps (not used), Godwin (Kemp 80), Howell (Clark 82).





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