HENLEY VETERANS, making their inaugural appearance in the Masters HA Trophy competition, cruised into the next round with a comprehensive thrashing of Milton Keynes Vets at Jubilee Park on Sunday.
With the rules of the over-40s competition allowing teams to select from other clubs, a core Henley contingent was supplemented by players from Wycombe, Sonning, Bracknell and Wallingford.
Feasey in goal kept a tight rein on the Henley defensive line in the first half, and with Jules Herbert and Jeremy Clarke providing solidity in the middle of defence and Steve King and Ian Heggie providing energy in the fullback roles, the Milton Keynes direct approach was for the most part contained for the first half, with the opposition limited to a couple of tame short corner attempts.
Henley soon established control in the middle of the park, with Wycombe’s Dominic Day and Henley’s Tony Gaze and, later in the half, Richard Owen finding plenty of space to dictate the game.
Dan Anderson and Dan Herbert provided plenty of industry down the flanks and with permutations of Paul Chedzey, David Painter and Ian Rechner providing pace and relentless running up front, Henley looked likely to score.