Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Lewis wraps up scoring as Town move to top of table

Lewis wraps up scoring as Town move to top of table

ROTHERFIELD UNITED slipped to a scrappy 1-0 defeat at HURST in a tale of two penalties during last Saturday’s Division 1 clash.

A strong wind wasn’t conducive to a good game as both teams struggled to control the ball on the deck.

Despite making more effort to play football, Rotherfield failed to create any chances of note in the first half and while Hurst’s height made them dangerous at set pieces, they only tested Bees’ keeper Grant Wildish on one occasion, when he got down to tip a low strike around the post.

Rotherfield were much the better team after the break and substitute Aaron Attfield caused problems for the home side. Attfield was brought down in the box with 20 minutes to go after running onto a Tom Candish through ball, but fellow substitute Candish failed to convert the resulting penalty.

That miss came back to haunt Rotherfield just 10 minutes later when the referee handed Hurst a penalty, adjudging Guy Bickerton’s last ditch tackle to be a foul. Hurst made no mistake from the spot and held on to secure the three points.

WARGRAVE maintained their Division 2 promotion push with a 2-0 home win against MAIDENHEAD TOWN RESERVES.

In blustery conditions, good work from Stuart Moss down the left saw him cross the ball for Sam Wild to put the hosts ahead.

Soon after a Tom Bray free kickfell to Wild who volleyed home his second goal of the match and 22nds of the season.

Wargrave defended well in the second half but couldn’t find a further goal with Moss hitting the post and Joe Wigmnore putting a chance over the bar.

HENLEY TOWN moved to the top of the Division 3 table following a 3-0 win at MAIDENHEAD TOWN A. The visitors went into the game with just two substitutes due to illness and an injury in the pre-match warm up.

The visitors started the brighter of the two sides and took the lead early on when a Nick Holzer corner was met by Alex Harris White who scored his second goal in as many games. The strong wind that accompanied the match almost caught the home goalkeeper out following a back pass from one of his teammates.

Just before half-time Holzer was put through one-on-one with the home keeper who managed to keep the Henley striker’s effort out of the net. Early in the second half another Holzer corner was converted, this time by Jack Neager, to make it 2-0.

Maidenhead’s best chance of scoring came shortly after but an effort by the home side was cleared off the line by Dan York. Henley wrapped up the scoring when a Craig Trimmings through ball found Rowan Stacey who turned his defender and cut the ball back to Josh Lewis who fired home his first goal of the season.

Both sides created half chances late in the game but Henley held on to take pole position with just two matches of the season remaining.

Division 4 basement side HENLEY TOWN DEVELOPMENT crashed to an 8-1 home defeat against DATCHET VILLAGE. Arron Stevens was on target for Town.

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