Monday, 15 August 2022

Henley hold on for victory

HENLEY COLLEGE registered their first AASE League win of the season in a seven-try thriller at Dry Leas on Wednesday of last week.

After having lost their first three league games the Wasps AASE representatives needed the bonus point win to stay in touch with the top teams.

Henley gained some much needed confidence thanks to an early try for winger Callum Cooke after some nice interplay between forwards and backs, Cooke’s try left a simple conversion for Liam Shields who duly added the extras.

Fly-half Shields was at the heart of everything good in Henley’s attack, taking the ball to the line and continually challenging the Bicton defence. His creativity resulted in tries for centre Dan Furnell, from a set piece move and powerful winger Isa Mohammed after a counterattack from inside their own half.

At this early stage of the game AASE newcomers Bicton, a further education college attached to Exeter Chiefs, were struggling to gain a foothold, but eventually got on the scoreboard thanks to a well organised catch and drive which the home pack were powerless to stop, the conversion and a well struck penalty meant that the visitors were still in touch 24-10 at the break.

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