HENLEY tightened their grip at the top of South League Premier Division 2 with victory in London
HENLEY tightened their grip at the top of South League Premier Division 2 with victory in London.
They began quickly, moving the ball around well keeping the ball and controlling the pace of the game.
Their possession soon told with several good passing exchanges and found themselves four goals up in quick succession through Luke Gupta, Jody Measures and two from Geoff Joseph.
The team approached the half way mark feeling confident and it was only through some fine saves by the home goalkeeper that kept Henley from further increasing their lead.
The home team made some slight adjustments in the break and came out strong, putting Henley’s defence under pressure and a misdirected pass out of defence resulted in a well-taken goal.
London then grew in confidence and two more goals were scored to create a nervy final 10 minutes.
Henley captain Ed Foster then, with a good passing move, found himself in the circle with a chance to give his side a boost.
He duly delivered a ferocious strike neatly into the far corner of London’s goal to give the visitors welcome two-goal cushion. This was to prove invaluable when Edwardians converted a penalty corner soon after to make it 5-4.
The Henley team then saw out the final two minutes and secured the three points which keeps them at the top of the league with two matches remaining.