HENLEY got back to winning ways as they put five goals past county rivals Wallingford at
HENLEY got back to winning ways as they put five goals past county rivals Wallingford at Jubilee Park last Saturday.
The hosts got off to a good start as they piled on the pressure early and won numerous short corners that eventually led to the opening goal. The ball was played from the top of the circle out to the right for captain Georgie Metcalfe to fire home.
Further pressure was applied by Henley and a first attempt by forward Ellie Roseff rebounded off the keeper to Metcalfe, who again found the back of the net.
In the second half Henley were slow to get going as Wallingford attacked and pulled a goal back.
Henley hit back as they retained possession and forward Hannah Jeremy made a driving run down the right hand side of the pitch and along the baseline. Amidst a tangle of players she managed to find Lou England who, with the deftest of touches, slotted the ball home to make it 3-1.
From this point on Henley went from strength to strength, and with the forwards converting many a passage of play into the advantage of short corners it was from these that the hosts increased their score.
Firstly a shot from Kat Green rebounded off the keeper to Rachel Herbert, who, in space waited for the ball to bounce and then connected in the air to score a volley from near the penalty spot. The final goal was scored again from a rebound by Herbert.