Monday, 15 October 2018

Leopards are tamed

AFC HENLEY HURRICANES U12s defeated BERKS COUNTY LEOPARDS U12s 4-0 in their latest East Berks League

AFC HENLEY HURRICANES U12s defeated BERKS COUNTY LEOPARDS U12s 4-0 in their latest East Berks League encounter.

Good pressure on the counter attack saw Jamie Hudson beat the keeper to give Henley the lead.

Substitute Archie Barker made a welcome return to the Hurricanes following injury, contributing with pace and strength.

The second half saw more good football from the Hurricanes with a deft touch from Jamie Hudson to Larter who crossed to McAllister to make it 2-0.

An attacking run from Larter saw him brought down by a defender which resulted in a free kick. Larter stepped up and placed the ball over the wall into the net to make it 3-0.

The Leopards won a corner late in the game which was well defended by Henley with a long ball to Ben Hudson who lobbed the keeper to make it 4-0.

AFC HENLEY HOTSPURS U12s went down to a 4-2 East Berks League defeat at home to FINCHAMPSTEAD U12s last Saturday.

Both sides found the blustery conditions hard work as much of the first period saw the teams cancel each other out in midfield.

Playmaker Zodey Sabijan put his mark on the game, when his rasping shot was palmed away by the keeper but poacher Adam Palmer nipped in to smash the rebound home and see Henley take the lead.

Finchampstead soon came back and after Henley failed to clear a corner a midfielder hit a shot past Alex Tamms to equalise.

The Hotspurs kept working, and after the Finchampstead keeper again turned away a shot, Palmer turned provider, rolling the rebound into Sabijan’s path to put the home team 2-1 up at half time.

In the second half Finchampstead soon equalised. Their quick breaking game worked well, and when a Henley attack was broken down they scored again to take the lead.

The hosts threw everything forward, eventually going to two men at the back, and when sustained pressure won a free kick it looked like a good chance but Leo Browne’s drive was tipped over by the away team’s keeper.

As Finchampstead cleared the corner they again broke quickly, and with players committed upfield Henley were stretched as the visitors netted their fourth goal of the game.

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