Friday, 21 September 2018

Green leaves it late against local rivals

HENLEY, pushing for promotion, had the edge in their Southern Premier League match against near neighbours Sonning at Jubilee Park

HENLEY, pushing for promotion, had the edge in their Southern Premier League match against near neighbours Sonning at Jubilee Park on Saturday.

Having made a few tactical changes Henley started brightly as they pressed the visiting team in midfield and used the turned over ball well to put pressure on the Sonning goal.

Chances came and went with forwards Chris Green and Richard Woolfrey both guilty of missing good chances.

As the half progressed, Henley’s game deteriorated as Sonning’s improved and a game of attrition began to take shape. This seemed to suit Sonning more than the home side and it wasn’t long before they took the lead.

Henley gave the ball away in the middle of the park and after a few skipped tackles, Sonning found the net with a slick passing move. In the second half a moment of class from Henley saw the hosts draw level. Geoffrey Joseph produced a fine pass to set up Green to score with 15 minutes remaining.

The goal gave Henley a lift and as the game wore on, they started to apply pressure to the Sonning back line.

Henley produced the winning goal in the dying moments of the game. Measures beat his man with aplomb, setting Kyle Soulsby free on the left wing to find Green unmarked at the back post to tap home.

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