HENLEY suffered a frustrating afternoon at Jubilee Park on Saturday as they went down to defeat
HENLEY suffered a frustrating afternoon at Jubilee Park on Saturday as they went down to defeat against Milton Keynes.
The result leaves the amber and blues second from bottom in Division 1 of the South Premier League having all seven of their last matches.
The hosts started the game at a good tempo with the midfield trio of Joyce, Hetherington and Foster creating some early chances for forwards Green and Gupta.
Green shot just wide after four minutes and then Gupta forced a smart save from the Milton Keynes keeper. Despite the early pressure, it was Milton Keynes who were first to strike with a reverse-stick counter-attack goal after Henley lost possession in an advanced position.
This goal was to be symbolic of the match, as Milton Keynes added two further goals just before half-time, despite Henley having the lion’s share of possession and more chances.
Just before half time Hetherington slotted home a well-worked short corner move to reduce the arrears to 3-1.
The visitors once again scored in the opening minutes of the second half to establish a three-goal cushion. Henley then responded well, with Green deflecting in Mortimer’s driven pass, but Milton Keynes once again hit back, with a head-high volley to make it 5-2.
Henley captain Ed Foster then added a third goal for the hosts with four minutes left to play, but it was too little too late, as the clinical Milton Keynes side ran out winners.