Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Fears of relegation eased following win

HENLEY 2nds have almost secured their place in MBBO Division 2 for next season following a 3-1 home win over

HENLEY 2nds have almost secured their place in MBBO Division 2 for next season following a 3-1 home win over Newbury and Thatcham 2nds at Jubilee Park on Saturday.

The hosts employed their successful 4-3-3 formation, attacking freely down the wings of Wood and Pollard and combining well with Price, chances were not thin on the ground.

Good play saw Harmer released in the D to dispatch into an unoccupied goal. Soon after the restart fine build up play by Herbert laid the ball to Jeremy Hughes-Burne, who fired the ball into the net.

Henley broke free successfully again in the first half, this time Price finding space in the D to dispatch his shot inside the near post.

Although the domination was not as rife in the second half, Henley enjoyed plenty of possession and good attacking play.

Hughes-Burne hit the post of an empty net from a yard out while Harmer put the ball into the net, only to have been adjudged to have brought the ball back from beyond the goalline.

Newbury grabbed a goal towards the end of the game. High pressure saw Draycott divert the ball past a wrong-footed Bowyer.

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