Friday, 19 April 2019

Stacey’s brace helps lift Town off foot of the table

Stacey’s brace helps lift Town off foot of the table

ROTHERFIELD UNITED remain third from bottom in Division 1 after going down to a 5-2 defeat away at READING YMCA RAPIDS.

GORING UNITED picked up a much needed win in Division 2 as they thrashed AFC CORINTHIANS 7-1 at Upper Red Cross Road. Martin Thomas bagged two goals while Ed Ardill, Michael Holloway, Matt Ploszynski, James Williams and James Pearson also got their names on the score sheet for the hosts.

HENLEY TOWN ran out 4-2 winners in their Division 3 clash at TWYFORD AND RUSCOMBE.

The home side started the game the better and went 1-0 up inside 10 minutes when a ball over the top found their striker whose shot went in off the post.

Twyford were reduced to 10 men after 25 minutes when their goalscorer was shown a straight red card for head-butting.

From that point on Henley controlled the game and it didn’t take long for them to make the advantage count when a Dan York cross found Ram Kumar who took the ball down well on the edge of the box and unleashed a powerful shot into the bottom right to make it 1-1.

Henley’s second goal came shortly after and it was again a York cross that found Kumar who headed home his second of the game. Just before half-time Henley made it 3-1 when a York low ball across goal found Dan Chalfont who tapped home.

In the second half Twyford started better and could of scored but was denied when Lucas Romero Jinks made two good saves. Twyford missed a good chance to reduce the arrears when they were awarded a penalty but the kick went wide.

Henley made it 4-1 when an Arran Finch low ball across the box found Jack Patterson who fired home. Twyford pulled a goal back with the last kick off the game. HAMBLEDEN’S poor away form continued as they went down 4-2 at top-of-the-table WOODLEY UNITED A.

After a good opening 30 minutes the home side punished Hambleden with a furry of goals before half-time.

Controversy prevailed when a Woodley player brought down Hambleden’s Gabriel Rodrigues who appeared to be the last man through on goal but the referee only awarded a yellow card. From this point on Woodley went on to rattle home four goals before half-time.

Hambleden shuffled their side around for the second half and completely dominated the match, pinning Woodley into their own half for long spells. The visitors managed to claw back two goals from Jonny Openshaw on the hour mark and Tom Ellis five minutes from time. Elsewhere in the division GORING UNITED RESERVES picked up a point as they drew 1-1 at MAIDENHEAD TOWN A. Daniel Carter was on target for United.

HENLEY TOWN DEVELOPMENT moved off the foot of the Division 4 table after recording their second league win of the season as they beat AFC CORINTHIANS A 2-1 at the Triangle Ground. Rowan Stacey scored both goals for the hosts.

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