Wednesday, 17 August 2022

Edo nets on debut

HENLEY COLLEGE secured a point in their Tactic Premier League clash at home to Oxford City U19s.

City had a couple of early chances which were dealt with by man-of-the-match centre back Adam Hunt and goalkeeper Dan Holdsworth who pulled off a good save to palm the ball out for a corner.

Midway through the half Oxford broke through the stubborn defence to break the deadlock.

The rest of the half saw chances for both teams with Henley forward James Spruyt making a darting run down the left-hand side of Oxford’s half cutting sharply into the opposition’s box and slotting the ball into the bottom right corner of City’s goal to equalise.

Henley College showed more determination to compete with the league leaders in the second period but again Oxford found themselves in front, beating Holdsworth with a breakaway after the hosts conceded possession cheaply.

Henley pressed high up the pitch and created a lot of chances in the last quarter of an hour with Scott Brown, Luis le Pais and Miguel Martin all going close.

The pressure finally reaped rewards when a ball was played in behind City’s back four and Spruyt had another shot saved by the keeper which fell to Edo Nielson, who on his debut, scored for Henley College.

The final five minutes was end-to-end football with more goal-scoring chances to Henley but Oxford City’s keeper pulled off several good saves to keep the game level.

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