Saturday, 15 December 2018

High Wycombe hit back to earn share of spoils

VISITORS High Wycombe hit back in the closing stages of the match to earn a point

VISITORS High Wycombe hit back in the closing stages of the match to earn a point from their match with Henley Ladies 1sts at Jubilee Park last Saturday.

The game started evenly with no clear cut attacking chances from either side coupled with good defending from both teams.

The deadlock was broken towards the end of the first half with a textbook quick break. Charlotte Cockerton picked the ball up on the halfway line and after dribbling around several players, she slipped the ball to Emma Walker who smashed the ball home to given Henley the lead.

Henley came close again with a run of short corners but Wycombe managed to clear the ball off the line. With tight defending and calm distribution from Meg Moran, Henley were on top for the remainder of the half. The second half started similarly to the first half. There was good attacking play from Henley with some neat passing but they could not score a much needed second goal.

There was a couple of half chances from both teams but both defences remained strong. With 10 minutes left Wycombe applied some pressure and a shot from the top of the D took an awkward deflection to take it past the keeper to level the score.

Both sides pressed for the winner but the score remained level at the final whistle.

Henley Ladies 1sts: Hannah Lavis, Kath Draycott, Kat Green, Sophie Hoskins, Meg Moran, Georgie Metcalfe, Ellie Roseff, Emma Walker, Katie Butler, Emma England, Louisa England, Billie Moore, Emma Buckham-Hedges, Charlotte Cockerton.

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