Monday, 15 October 2018

Wasps stung by promotion chasing Kites

HENLEY TOWN secured all three Uhlsport Hellenic League Division 1 East points on Monday night

HENLEY TOWN secured all three Uhlsport Hellenic League Division 1 East points on Monday night with an impressive performance against Chalfont Wasps at their Mill Lane ground.

Goals from Warren Baxter, an own goal and one from Richard Bennett proved decisive for the Red Kites.

Barring a string of heavy defeats in their remaining matches, the result ensures the Red Kites a top three finish in the league.

Henley Town: Dow, Malone (Moore, 61 mins), Goddard, Baxter, Thomas, Kemp, Stevens, Povey, Clark, Thomson-Wheeler, Bennett.

HENLEY TOWN’S title hopes were delivered a blow last Saturday as they lost out at home to promotion rivals Penn and Tylers Green.

In a close encounter between both sides the visitors took the lead on the brink of half-time as Weller hit a curling shot from outside the area that struck the inside of the post on its way in.

Henley pressed hard in the second half and a cross from the left in the 67th minute found Asa Povey who headed home the equaliser. The hosts went close to taking the lead with good efforts from Povey and Jack Thomson-Wheeler.

Penn and Tylers Green managed to weather the storm and the class of the league’s current top goal scorer Chris Hurst was the difference on the day. Hurst’s first in the 75th minute was a breakaway after the Henley forwards gave away possession in a crucial area and in-form made no mistake slotting the ball past debutant Henley keeper Ian McCulley.

Hurst put the game beyond Henley’s reach on 83 minutes when a well executed free kick over the top of the wall managed to squeeze past McCulley to make it 3-1.

Henley Town: McCulley, Goddard, Malone (Mew, 81 mins), Clark, Baxter, Thomas, Kemp, Povey, Bennett, Stevens (Moore, 78 mins), Thomson-Wheeler.

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