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Red Kites stop the rot with derby victory
Published 14/04/14



Henley Town 2 Woodley 1

HENLEY TOWN returned to winning ways after three consecutive league defeats, overcoming a spirited challenge from Woodley Town in their Uhlsport Hellenic League Division One East encounter, writes Graham Harris.

Louis Howell shot over the bar after two minutes making his presence felt in the Woodley defence.

The diminutive Kites forward saw his firm strike caught by outstretched Woodley keeper Ben Tanner minutes later.

Woodley forwards Lemar Maycock and Seun Odusonya both created chances for the visitors as play moved from end to end.


The deadlock was broken when Kites captain Karl Sims sent across from the left, Howells’ glancing header hitting the right-hand post, before crossing the line after 16 minutes.

Three minutes later Kites defender Jordan Tallet cleared the ball, as far as Woodley’s DeShaun Whittaker, whose pinpoint cross was neatly turned into the goal by James Pheby for the equaliser.

Ben Tanner made a fine save at the feet of Lois Howell and Graham Sims saw his fierce shot whistle past the post for Henley.

Dan Faherty was shown a yellow card shortly before half-time.

Play resumed with Kites’ Richard Thomas also receiving a yellow card for swearing.

Henley were awarded a free kick just outside the area and Graham Sims drove a low ball through a mass of legs, to put the Kites ahead, after 64 minutes. Matt Godwin was replaced by John Donegan in the Henley camp. Woodley’s Maycock sent a free kick into the area, Fairchild doing well to punch the ball to safety.

Maycock combined with Goddard to fire just wide, as both sides missed chances to score.

A free kick from Matt Bennett was excellently headed over the crossbar by Kites defender Richard Thomas, to avert what was proving to be an elusive second goal for Woodley.

Woodley forward Danny Isaiew broke through the Henley, defence to be denied by a brave dive by Fairchild.Andrew Nunn replaced Lois Howell late in the game, Henley holding out for victory in what was an entertaining and closely-contested local derby.

Henley Town: Fairchild, Faherty, Thomas, Sims (G), Cooper, Tallet, Clark, Witt, Howell, Godwin, Sims (K), Subs: Gordon, Donegan, Rolfe, Nunn.



GORING ROBINS started brightly away to Southcote and took an early lead through Bertie Spencer before pushing on for a 4-2 victory.

But Southcote slowly tightened the screw, pushing the play into the Robins’ half.

After some early defensive changes, a corner gifted Southcote an equaliser.

Southcote kept up the pressure and forced some excellent saves from keeper Tom Canning, but at the break the home side had a 2-1 lead.

After half time, the Robins came out with renewed vigour and looked the more confident side. Sterling defensive work from Sam Alexander, Will Cusack and some mid-field magic from Josh Monk started to turn the game. With 10 minutes left, James Pearson equalised and found the net again shortly after.

Edward Bronimann scored with three minutes left on the clock to wrap up a convincing second half.

Published 14/04/14


 
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