Saturday, 20 October 2018

Wright at the double as Hurricanes blow Camberley off course

BURGHFIELD U14s came from behind to defeat AFC HENLEY HURRICANES U14s 4-2 in Division 5 of the East Berks League

BURGHFIELD U14s came from behind to defeat AFC HENLEY HURRICANES U14s 4-2 in Division 5 of the East Berks League last Saturday.

Will Poray scored the opener from a tap-in just inside the box before Burghfield equalised from the penalty spot. Good saves from Taylor Christopher kept Henley in the game.

Burghfield scored again before Jamie Olive’s shot from a tight angle made it 2-2. Burghfield scored two breakaway goals to make it 4-2.

In the dying minutes of the game more chances came for Henley, Olive and Connor Wright both missed their chances while Scott Peters shot from a long way out forcing the goalkeeper to pull off a good save.

AFC HENLEY HURRICANES U11s ground out a 3-1 East Berks League Division 1 win at home against CAMBERLEY TOWN YOUTH ROCKETS U11s last Saturday.

The host side started brightly and were ahead after eight minutes through a long-range effort by Sam Clark. Joel Wright volleyed home after 15 minutes to make it 2-0 after a good through ball by Will Lebeau.

Henley had to battle hard as the visitors had the better of the possession with man-of-the-match Hilary Lunn commanding the defence as Camberley struggled to find a way through.

Eventually the visitors pulled a goal back but with 10 minutes remaining Wright netted his second of the game following a fine solo run.

AFC HENLEY HOTSPURS U10s went down to a 3-1 defeat at ASCOT SPARTANS U10s on Saturday after a five week lay-off from East Berks League action. With just the bare seven players available Henley started a little slowly and goalkeeper Sean Miles had to alert with couple of early saves.

Soon after Ascot took the lead with a shot from outside the box. Henley responded straight away with man-of-the-match Adam Palmer firing home following a good run.

In the second half Henley played some of their best football of the season and almost took the lead when Nick Bird just missed the target from a Bradley Coomes centre.

Henley were now on top with powerful runs from midfield from Michael Clarke and trickery from Dino Cheesman on the right wing.

However, Henley paid the price for not scoring as Ascot broke away to net their second of the game.

Still Henley dominated and Owen Simmons went close to equalising with a powerful drive but Ascot once again broke away to score a third goal to wrap up the points.

Despite having more of the play, HENLEY HURRICANES U10s went down to a 4-2 East Berks League defeat to WEST BYFLEET SCORPIONS U10s at Jubilee Park on Saturday. West Byfleet took an early lucky lead when they scored direct from a corner with a near-post deflection. Henley countered quickly and neat interplay by Jem McAllister and Oli Leeman in Henley’s midfield put Archie Barker clear only to be thwarted by the Scorpions keeper.

Against the run of play Byfleet extended their lead with another deflection past the Hurricanes’ stranded keeper, Justus Larter.

In the second half Henley continued to dominate possession and it soon paid off when a long-range effort from McAllister was parried by the keeper. Henley’s striker Harry Purslow was quick to react and calmly struck the rebound into the back of the net.

The Hurricanes had the bit between their teeth and continued to attack but a Henley defender was adjudged to have handled in the box and the Scorpions scored the resulting penalty to go 3-1 up.

Henley went for all-out attack with McAllister narrowing the gap with a run and shot into the top corner. Purslow shot wide after good work on the left flank by Henley’s man-of-the-match Leeman.

As Henley pressed for an equaliser Byfleet scored a fourth with another deflected goal on the break.

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