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Trophy holders set to defend crown in final
Published 31/03/14



HA TROPHY holders Henley will return to Nottingham for the second year running next month to contest the final of this year’s competition after despatching Guernsey in the semi-finals at Jubilee Park on Sunday.

The hosts added Butler, Green and Lavish to their squad for the last four match that was watched by a sizeable home crowd.

Henley had the upper hand from the first whistle and soon had the Guernsey defence in disarray.

The hosts came close to scoring on a number of occasions with forwards Hickman and Hedges both being denied by an agile Guernsey keeper.

At the other end Henley’s defence were working hard to contain the counterattacking pace of the Guernsey forwards but some smart saves and quick decision making by keeper Lavish kept the visitors out.


Henley were awarded a penalty corner after 12 minutes following good play by Lennard which captain Herbert converted to the delight of the home crowd.

Shortly after the home spectators had more to cheer about when a ball into the circle by Fisher was met by England who slipped it past the oncoming keeper.

Henley’s defence dealt with wave after wave of Guernsey attack and had keeper Lavish to thank for pulling off several good saves to ensure the hosts ended the match with a clean sheet. Henley will now face South Manchester side Didsbury Greys at Beeston, Nottingham, in the final on Saturday, April 26.e_SClBHENLEY LADIES ended their league campaign with victory at Marlow on Saturday to finish fourth in the South Division 2 table — their highest league position.

The visitors started the match strongly and created a number of early opportunities but the Marlow keeper made some key saves to keep the scores level.

At the other end, under the command of centre back Kath Draycott, Henley were comfortable on snuffing out each Marlow attack.

Ten minutes into the first half some good play between Metcalfe and Walker down the left hand side allowed Hickman to pick the ball up just outside the opposition circle. Wrong footing one defender she smashed a ball across the face of the goal which was met by Fisher, throwing herself in front of the oncoming keeper to tap the ball home.

This lifted the Henley players and five minutes later a good ball from captain Herbert found Cleo Lyn on the halfway line who turned and at pace drove 40 yards to win a penalty corner. Herbert converted to put the amber and blues 2-0 up.

Marlow upped the pressure in the second half and the home team’s persistence paid off 20 minutes in when some smart play led to a shot that was just out of the reach of Henley’s young keeper.

The final 15 minutes were end to end and with just two minutes to go Henley converted another penalty corner with Lyn calmly flicking the ball past the stranded Marlow keeper.

Published 31/03/14


 
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