HENLEY came into this game on the back of two wins, a draw, and a defeat since the Christmas break.
But with influential skipper Pricey missing for the second consecutive game due to a mysterious South American bug, the omens were not good.
On the plus side the team were playing in a new kit and stand-in skipper Boumphrey had made some positive changes at the back by bringing Wiseman into sweeper and moving Dan Austin across to right-back.
The unusual sight of the sun during the warm-up period was another welcome change, however it didn’t last long as come hit-off the heavens opened.
With the wind in Henley’s favour, they started brightly forcing a number of short corners.