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  
Unbeaten Henley secure last eight cup spot
Published 10/02/14



HOSTS Henley Hawks Women maintained their 100 per cent record in all competitions as they secured a last eight place in the Intermediate Cup against Blackheath on Sunday.

The visitors play in the equivalent league to the Hawks and currently sit top of their table. The last time the two sides met, in a friendly two years ago, Blackheath ran out winners.

With the constant rainfall during the week play took place on the back pitches, but allowed for a firm track underfoot.

Both sides started brightly and went on the attack. After five minutes the Hawks started to control possession and pressed hard for the opening score. Blackheath were up for the task and looked to clear with the boot to relieve pressure. This just meant the Hawks could run it back and eventually one of Solowin’s strong charges was rewarded.

The lead was short lived as the visitors had some pace of their own and good hands allowed a winger to score in the corner.


The Hawks did not panic and continued to keep the ball alive and probe. Dudding and Lynch were starting to find gaps but strong tackling kept the line secure. That was until a well-timed run from Hearn made it 10-5.

Henley looked to play in the opposite end as Lynch pinned them back with kicks, allowing the half to be played out with the hosts in control.

With still all to play for both sides looked to move the ball and bring their pace into the attack.

Blackheath’s fullback and centre was a constant threat and the number eight made good yards but a trademark of the Hawks season has been their defence and tackle after tackle came in from Ferguson, Simpson and Solowin.

Henley returned favour and worked their way into the 22. The pressure was mounting and a number of opportunities went begging.

With the visitors struggling to clear their line, a charge down from Dudding saw her create some space.

With changes off the bench, Hearn was now playing at inside centre and intercepted a pass to finish off under the posts and any chance of a comeback. With Dudding adding the extras it secured a place in the quarter-finals.

Henley Hawks Women: 1 Stacey, 2 Ferguson, 3 Barrett, 4 Lester, 5 Wheeler, 6 Simpson, 7 Atkinson, 8 Wysocki-Jones, 9 Forbes, 10 Dudding, 11 Gross, 12 Lynch, 13 Solowin, 14 Wells, 15 Hearn. Replacements: Parry, Beech, Adams, Mckenzie-Dolton, Carr.

Published 10/02/14


 
MOST POPULAR
Campaign launched against school location
Sue Ryder submits flat conversion plan
Mayor goes on the run!
Orwells nominated for sustainable pub award
Locations sought for 3,600 extra homes
Nepalese restaurant closes after 25 years
Cash machine ripped out by thieves
Petrol station closed for refurbishment
LATEST SPORTS HEADLINES
Rugby star Ollie to play match on top of world
Hawks widen gap at the top
New ladies' captain drives in at Henley
Chambers' comfortable win at GB trials
Hawks under 8s team aim to return to league
Rollover again
Golfers wanted
Finch's strike proves decisive
Familiar frailties exposed by Town
Trinity still out in front
Rebels secure Berkshire League cup final spot
Wins at Henley fours & eights head for UTRC
Latest Video View more from   Henley Standard TV
ADVERTISE WITH US
LATEST NEWS HEADLINES
Royal British Legion wins charity quiz night
Jane Hawking to talk at Literary Festival
Designer to offer tips at House & Garden show
Headstone unveiled at grave of WWI soldier
Get set for Swimarathon
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