AFC Henley Hurricanes set aside with a second-half goal
AFC U12 HENLEY HURRICANES narrowly lost to just one goal against U12 WOKINGHAM AND EMMBROOK SPURS at Jubilee Park in a fiercely competitive match in the East Berks Alliance League 1.
Henley played with good passes and good moves but couldn’t break
down the defense of Wokingham.
Henley settled the fastest, retaining possession and fending off Wokingham and forcing two first corners. As the game progressed, Wokingham stepped into the game more and more and had the first significant effort over the distance bar. This was followed by a low shot in the corner which goalkeeper George Beasley saved well.
Henley pushed forward and created chances with Corben Galloway closing in on a free kick and Max Watson being denied by the keeper after being set up. The second half started the same as the first, with Henley pushing forward and Freddie Estornel forcing a good save from the Wokingham keeper. A long goal kick from Beasley was trapped by the fleeing Galloway who then passed several defenders before shooting from narrowly side. At the back, the Henley defense of Rupert Arsyad, Isey Walmsley, Charlie Myers and man of the match Harry Biggs
repelled whatever Wokingham threw at them.
At the other end, Henley continued to create chances, with Arthur Massey repeatedly turned down after being put in place.
Halfway through the second half came the decisive moment of the game with a Wokingham break down the middle ending with a six-yard shot into the net.
Undeterred, Henley continued to push for an equalizer with Rhys Herbert and Ethan Bentley fighting superbly in midfield, the latter closing in with a distance shot and a Lorenzo Nicoletti-Dowd free kick going to the wrong end. of the crossbar.