Henley Standard Property
HOME

Date:

Order your copy Advertise with us! HENLEY PAGES
Delivering the news from Henley on Thames and South Oxfordshire for over 100 years
  News     Sport    Celebrity   What's On Regulars Community Info Henley Standard TV Lifestyle Property Jobs Classifieds Gallery Trade
                               Follow us    Follow us    Newsfeed Search the Henley Standard  
Amber and blues make progress in trophy
Published 27/01/14



SEVEN goals by hosts Henley ensured a safe passage into the next round of the Investec Mixed Trophy at Jubilee Park on Sunday against Camberley and Farnborough.

The hosts started slowly, with a lack of ball-pace, slow movement off the ball, and several wayward passes allowing the opposition early possession.

Despite this, resolute defending from Georgie Metcalfe, Kat Green and Mel Joyce ensured the early pressure produced no clear chances and it wasn’t long before the home team began to exert a grip on the game.

The central midfield trio of Jem Barham, Ed Foster and Rhys Joyce started to dominate their opposite numbers and this gave Henley the time and space to press forward. Wide players Chris Green and Jonny Taylor were now in the game, causing the opposition problems with every turn.

The pressure was constant and the amber and blues were able to win a succession of penalty corners. The opening goal arrived from one of these, after the ball hit a foot on the goal-line. Rhys Joyce stepped up to despatch the resulting penalty flick. The same player doubled the lead moments later, converting from a tight angle. A third goal followed shortly afterwards when another penalty flick was awarded. This time Serena Hickman converted the flick.


Henley were now motoring, with Emma Walker and Geoff Joseph both going close in the opposition circle and the mazy runs of Mike Cordrey creating havoc.

Two more goals followed before half-time, with a good piece of skill from Cleo Lyn eventually releasing Hickman for her second, before Ross Hibberd slotted home for Henley’s fifth.

The domination continued into the second half, with a Green shot finding the net after only a few minutes.

With the game effectively over, the home side relaxed and gave their guests one last period of sustained possession.

Ed Hughes-Burne made a number of well-timed tackles while keeper Roy Cox was called into action to make a succession of fine saves.

The visitors eventually slotted one of their chances away before Henley replied again immediately to restore their six-goal cushion through Hibberd.

Henley Mixed: Roy Cox, Georgie Metcalfe, Kat Green, Mel Joyce, Ed Hughes-Burne, Ed Foster, Rhys Joyce, Jem Barham, Chris Green, Jonny Taylor, Ross Hibberd, Cleo Lyn, Mike Cordrey, Emma Walker, Geoff Joseph, Serena Hickman.

Published 27/01/14


 
MOST POPULAR
Most residents support M&S development
Rewind promoter forgives blue Bob
The penalty points capital of England
Revamped café takes on starring role
Queues of traffic on hill ‘are deliberate’
Local pub gets new lease of life
Nat West closes branch despite protests
Re-opening date set for Whitchurch Bridge
LATEST SPORTS HEADLINES
Henley on the edge of glory
Youngsters debut crumbles opposition
Drama as Red Kites keeper is knocked out
Leander stars on top of the world with Team GB
Kit colours influence club take over
Paceman Afridi celebrates super century
Hopper fires Peppard Stoke Row to title glory
Town in for tough challenge
Geoff back on song
Injury prevention is key to success
Harpsden power ahead
New signings spark scramble for Hawks team selection
Latest Video View more from   Henley Standard TV
ADVERTISE WITH US
LATEST NEWS HEADLINES
Hundreds attend 'Regatta for everyone'
GCSE students set school records
Councillors warned: don’t risk reputation
I’ve no regrets says Silvester
Do you think you can write a review?
Top Videos
 
Most Popular
 
 
 
 
Higgs Group
HIGGS GROUP
Tel: 01491 419400
www.higgsgroup.co.uk
HENLEY PAGES
Tel: 01491 419419
www.henleypages.com
HIGGS PRINTING & DESIGN
Tel: 01491 419429
www.higgsprinting.co.uk
HIGGS OFFICE SUPPLIES
Tel: 01491 419499
www.higgsofficesupplies.co.uk
HENLEY LIFE MAGAZINE
Tel: 01491 419449
www.henleylife.co.uk
HIGGS GROUP, Caxton House, 1 Station Road, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 1AD.

Cookie Policy | Copyright and Terms | Competition Rules | Contact Us | Advertise with us | Site Map
© Higgs & Co (Printers) Limited 2013  |  Registered in England number 1418717