Rechner's four goals help put side in seventh heaven
HENLEY 4ths put seven goals past their county rivals on Saturday as they made amends for the away defeat they suffered earlier in the season at Jubilee Park
HENLEY 4ths put seven goals past their county rivals on Saturday as they made amends for the away defeat they suffered earlier in the season at Jubilee Park.
The hosts started the game brightly and created a few early chances but were not able to convert.
Wallingford didn't let their heads drop and won a short corner against the run of play which they converted.
Henley began to pile the pressure on Wallingfordâ??s experienced defence and a pass from James Rechner set up Ian Rechner who flicked the ball into the net to equalise.
After this another cheap short corner was converted to put the visitors ahead for the second time in the match. With the Wallingford defence being pressured from good runs by Alan Mortimer, Ian Rechner found himself in space down the right. A first-time ball into the D saw Jamie Furness pick up his first goal for the team with a composed deflection into the Wallingford net.
With half time looming James and Ian Rechner joined well with Ian Rechner getting his second of the game with a dink over the onrushing keeper.
In the second half the home side continued the pressure with attacks from the midfield of James Lane and Nick Shuttleworth. A run from Rupert Wiseman left the ball at Nick Shuttleworthâ??s feet and he was able to hack it past the keeper and into the net.
Wallingford started applying some pressure but couldn't get past Andy Green and Simon Ward who were the sidesâ?? rocks at the back.
Good build up play through the heart of the midfield got the ball to James Rechner whose scuffed shot made its way home.
Soon afterwards good build up play out wide gave Ian Rechner his hat-trick with a fine move around the oncoming goalkeeper.
With time almost up Henley won a short corner in the final minute. A fast slip to Ian Rechner by Alan Mortimer gave Ian his fourth goal of the game.