Bennett at double as Kites put Easington to the sword
HENLEY TOWN eased to a comfortable victory against Banbury side Easington Sports at their Invesco Perpetual
HENLEY TOWN eased to a comfortable victory against Banbury side Easington Sports at their Invesco Perpetual Triangle Ground on Thursday of last week to secure all three Uhlsport Hellenic League Division 1 East points.
Henley showed great desire from the start and attacked the visitors from the off.
Richard Bennett fired the hosts into the lead after just eight minutes when he rifled a low shot past Easington goalkeeper Booker who failed to react to the 20 yard effort.
Asa Povey, returning to the side following injury, doubled the lead after 25 minutes when he hit a ball through a crowd of players that fell to him following an attacking corner.
Just after half an hour Henley had to re-shuffle their side after defender Andrew Nunn was substituted after picking up a thigh strain.
The second half was an even affair with the Henley defence comfortably dealing with Easington’s attacks.
Six minutes from time Henley put the game to bed after Bennett stole the ball from an Easington defender on the left before breaking into the box and scoring in the bottom corner.
VISITORS Henley Town went down to a 4-0 defeat at the Triangle Ground on Saturday in what was a home fixture for tenants Wokingham and Emmbrook.
Before the match the Satsumas were presented with the Uhlsport Hellenic League Division 1 East trophy.
Henley kicked off with just 11 players and no substitutes due to a combination of injuries and players unavailable.
Ricky Pellham was carrying a hamstring injury which was aggravated after five minutes. However, with no substitutes available at that time he remained on the pitch until the 40th minute when Richard Bennett became available to replace him.
Defender Ryan Holmes also played with a back injury and remained in action until the hour mark when he was replaced by Jack Mew.
The champions showed no remorse to their landlords as they ran out comfortable winners with two goals being scored in each half.