Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Wycombe secure derby honours

HENLEY suffered their second defeat of the season as they went down 6-3 at Wycombe.

HENLEY suffered their second defeat of the season as they went down 6-3 at Wycombe.

After a tentative start from both teams Wycombe began to assert pressure on the Henley defence winning a number of short corners, the third of which duly dispatched into the bottom corner.

Wycombe were seeing the better of possession but Henley remained disciplined and an aerial through ball to Woolfrey and some smart skills resulted in the visitors’ first short corner of the game. From the resultant hit Gaze was able to bring the scores level.

Wycombe took the lead once again after an impressive solo goal starting from the halfway line to finish past the outrushing Cox in the Henley goal.

Henley hit back straight away with Hetherington and Taylor combining to allow Mortimer to finish with a sublime reverse stick shot. All square again.

With both teams in full attack, holes were starting to appear in defence and just before half-time, Wycombe took the lead for the third time when an unmarked home striker unmarked in the Henley D finished smartly past Cox.

After the break, Henley played with a lot more urgency and drew level once again with Green finishing fortunately off a mishit strike.

Good defence from Herbert and Hughes-Burne was keeping Wycombe at bay but with 15 minutes to go Wycombe won a short corner which was once again dispatched.

Henley went in search of an equaliser for the fourth time but with Wycombe camping behind the play, it was becoming increasingly difficult to find gaps. Despite much of the possession it was Wycombe who scored the decisive goal with another breakaway goal.

Henley launched wave after wave of attack with Wycombe pinned in their 25 as Hetherington, Joseph and Green all went close.

However, it wasn’t to be Henley’s day and with almost the last play of the game, Wycombe won another short corner, a well worked move deflected in at the back post by Wycombe.

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