HENLEY 2nds, who have been in a rich vein of form during the second half of the league season, ran
HENLEY 2nds, who have been in a rich vein of form during the second half of the league season, ran out comfortable winners away at Staines 3rds last Saturday.
Debutant Olly Gould showed good composure down the left flank to provide Maidlow with ample space to cut in behind the Staines defence.
Harmer was first on the score sheet. Pollard and Hughes-Burne set up the striker to shoot past the helpless keeper. Soon after Harmer got his the second. This time Maidlow drifted past a couple of defenders to slide the ball into the D for a deflection by the in-form Harmer.
Henley continued to push forward as Gould had a shot neatly deflected past a wrong-footed keeper into the far corner by Maidlow.
There was to be no let-up for the Staines defence as the first half drew to a close. Maidlow found Wood with an aerial, who in turn picked Pollard out with a pinpoint pass. Pollard made no mistake by firing Henley to a 4-0 half-time lead.
Staines pressed higher and more tightly in the second half, though never caused the Henley defence too much trouble.
Maidlow collected a through-ball and sprinted into the D where he slotted the ball past the out-rushing keeper into the near corner.
With both Maidlow and Harmer on a hat-trick, Maidlow set up Harmer who missed from close range.
At 6-0 up Hughes-Burne up-ended a Staines player and was dismissed. Soon after the hosts scored a consolation goal.