Friday, 20 April 2018

Birdie helps duo to retain Haggis Trophy

Henley Ladies 4ths 2, Thames 2nds 0

Henley Ladies 4ths 2, Thames 2nds 0

HENLEY LADIES 4ths, a mixture of youth and senior players, with some playing their first game for 12 years, pulled off an impressive 2-0 win against Thame 2nds at Jubilee Park on Saturday.

The last time the two sides met in the Trysports BBO Division 5 just before Christmas, Thame ran out 9-0 winners.

With Maddy Teboe in goal and Henley’s experienced defence, Thame were thwarted time and time again. The hosts took each attack on their goal as an opportunity to build an attacking position.

The game was tough and hard fought with Carmen Austin Hawks and Georgina Evans holding their ground as play went from end to end with both sides creating opportunities.

Early in the second half Henley had a shot on goal that was stopped on the line by a Thame foot. Catherine Brown scored from the resulting penalty flick to put the hosts in front.

Thame hit back as Henley’s defence soaked up the pressure with Alex Baker, Helen Clarke and Caz Horsley combining well for the home side.

Evans and Austin Hawks combined well in the dying moments of the game with the ball eventually being fed through to Erica Denham who in turn released Esme Emmett.

Emmett weaved her way through Thame’s defence fired in a shot that rebounded off the crossbar before she tapped home the rebound to secure the win.

LAST year’s winners of Badgemore Park’s Haggis Trophy, Andreas and Wendy Jeldon, retained their title with a combined score of 68 points.

Despite Wendy suffering a dip in form leading up to the event, a birdie on the eighth hole helped the duo retain the trophy.

Meanwhile Matt Robertson recorded a two on the 13th hole on his way to victory in the Caversham Heath February Junior Stableford competition.

Robertson scored 33 points to win from Chris Ray with 30 and Edward Houghton with 23.

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