Saturday, 21 April 2018

AFC Henley U13s shine

AFC HENLEY U13s eased to a comfortable 8-1 victory against German twin-town LEICHLINGEN U13s to retain the shield competed each year between the two clubs at Henley Town’s Triangle Ground on Saturday night.

AFC HENLEY U13s eased to a comfortable 8-1 victory against German twin-town LEICHLINGEN U13s to retain the shield competed each year between the two clubs at Henley Town’s Triangle Ground on Saturday night.

The host club raced into a 3-0 half-time lead with goals from Sonny Martin, Will Saunders and Henry Lenthall. In the second half Jem McAllister and Archie Barker both added two apiece while Elliott Fielder also got his name on the score sheet for the hosts. Leichlingelen netted a consolation late on.

The previous day both sides and supporters spent the day in London which ended at Wembley to watch the England verssus Estonia European qualification match. The return fixture in Leichlingen is scheduled for March next year.

AFC HENLEY HOTSPURS U13s kick started their season with an 11-0 win against local rivals WOODLEY SAINTS KITES    U13s.



The home team’s midfield pairing of Owen Simmons and Adam Palmer frequently won the ball in the middle of the pitch to launch a succession of attacks. It took the Hotspurs some time to break down the Kites defence, but eventually they succeeded when Ben Yeoman cut in from the left and fired a shot inside the near post.

Yeoman then turned provider, threading a through ball for Leo Browne to race through and make it 2-0. Henley now had the bit between their teeth, and followed up with two further goals for Yeoman, another for Browne, and a fine strike from man-of-the-match Palmer.

In the second half Henley maintained the pressure and the scoring. Striker Sonny Martin picked up two goals after tireless work while Yeoman added his fourth. Elliot Fielder and Will Symons added to the goals to wrap up the convincing victory.



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