Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Three matches in six days to test Red Kites

CONTINUING with their run of four games in eight days, Henley Town face league fixtures on

CONTINUING with their run of four games in eight days, Henley Town face league fixtures on Saturday, Monday and Thursday this week,

writes John Bailey.

A quick glance at the league table might suggest that their match tomorrow (Saturday) away to Town Reserves will be much easier than the subsequent home games against Old Woodstock Town and Easington Sports.

However, despite their lowly position, Didcot won 3-2 at Henley at the turn of the year. Home supporters were the more disappointed as the Town were 2-0 up after 19 minutes but the Railwaymen played much better than their record had suggested. Tomorrow’s game kicks off at 3pm.

In an attempt to avoid the worst of the congestion in the car park, an evening kick-off at 7.30pm has been arranged for the Easter Monday match with Old Woodstock.

Old Woodstock and Easington stand third and fourth respectively in the table at present having clashed at Woodstock last Saturday with the home side winning 2-1. Of the pursuing pack, only Henley, because of their games in hand, have even a theoretical chance of overtaking either of them. In the opening match of the season, the Red Kites drew 2-2 at New Road.

A month later saw the Town at Easington, where they were beaten by the only goal of the game, scored at the 31st minute. Henley’s chance to gain their revenge comes on Thursday, when the kick-off will be at 7.45pm.

Henley Town Sunday, who are well behind with their fixtures, received disappointment at the weekend as their match was postponed due to heavy overnight rain. This Sunday Henley entertain Reading YMCA in the league at 10.30am.

On Wednesday, the youth team will be at home to Thame United Youth in a league fixture, kicking off at 7.45pm.

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