Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Late fight back not enough to keep Wolves from the door

AFC HENLEY HURRICANES U12s narrowly fell short at home to WARGRAVE WOLVES U12s last Saturday in

AFC HENLEY HURRICANES U12s narrowly fell short at home to WARGRAVE WOLVES U12s last Saturday in their East Berks League clash at Jubilee Park despite staging an impressive fight back.

Wargrave started brightly and opened the scoring with their first attack, catching Henley off guard with a neat cut-back and finish. Within 20 minutes the visitors had raced into a 4-0 lead as they scored from virtually every attack.

Henley managed to stem the flow and despite creating several chances only managed to pull one back before half-time — Dan Kernick beating the keeper from distance.

The home side found their stride in the second half with Clark causing havoc down the wings and Flower, Kernick and Weller creating several chances for Strachan-Jarvis to score. However, it was man-of-the-match Gudjohnsen-Mitchell who scored next with a strike from a narrow angle on the right.

As the half progressed Henley created and spurned numerous chances, but continued to concede on the counter.

Gudjohnsen-Mitchell scored again while Strachan-Jarvis was able to score twice before the final whistle leading to a tense few minutes for the visitors, who managed to see the game out.

AFC HENLEY HURRICANES U13s eased to a 8-0 win away to SANDHURST TOWN U13s in a match that saw Jem McAllister net a hat-trick.

Henley got off to a flying start with an early ball picked up in midfield by Justus Larter through to Archie Barker and crossed to McAllister who calmly tucked it away.

The first half saw more of the same from Henley, with a cross from Barker to man-of-the-match Lucas Pestana, who controlled the ball well, took aim and fired into the Sandhurst goal.

The second half saw a series of blistering runs by Luke Freeman down the right side of the pitch putting further pressure on the home side with cross after cross into the box. Sandhurst were unable to threaten the Henley defence leaving the Henley goalkeeper, Luke Taylor, very little to do.

Henley’s other goalscorers included two for Archie Barker and one apiece for Larter and Freeman.

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