Sunday, 14 August 2022

Brown is hat-trick hero

TAMINHA BROWN scored a hat-trick as Henley Ladies 2nds ran out 4-1 winners against Milton Keynes.

Following a good start Henley won their first short corner which was put in by Brown to Rachel Herbert at the top of the D for a straight strike that slipped past the keeper’s left side to put the amber and blues 1-0 up.

Milton Keynes fought back hard with play down the middle but hesitation on the ball allowed Katie Knight and Rosie Kemp to win the ball back for redistribution up the pitch.

Just before half-time Milton Keynes caught Henley by surprise allowing an attacker to drive unchallenged into the circle and level the scores.

In the second half Henley dominated, linking many passages of play up the middle and wings of the pitch. Brown found herself on the left-hand post for a pass across the D, which, with some force, went across the goal line giving the lead.

After beating a number of players, Herbert found Brown again on the edge of the D who netted her second of the match.

Milton Keynes fought back hard but the Henley defence were equal to their challenge, even a ball lifted above the defenders’ heads was swiftly dealt with by Herbert, who got contact with the ball mid-air, deflecting it off to the left side of the pitch for another attack down the wing.

The final goal of the match came from a ball being played to Gracie Newbold on the baseline who found Brown on the penalty spot where she netted to complete her hat-trick.

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