Henley 2s stumble against bottom of the league
By Dan Herbert
Henley pay for injuries and absence
With a decent victory against struggling Ashford the previous week, it was looking good for a comfortable game against Ramgahria, who had conceded 36 goals and scored just 7 up until last week. Another straightforward 3 points for Henley at home, then?
A long injury and absentee list had given some of the players in lower teams an opportunity to make their mark in the 2nd XI, and initially the home side competed well and took the lead after 20 minutes after a well worked move down the middle found young James Rechner free on the left post to finish emphatically. However, the tide appeared to turn not long after that, and Ramgahria gained in confidence as the first half came to an end.
The second half began as the first has finished with the away team calling the shots. Clearly a team that can sense an opportunity and then exploit it, they belied their bottom of the league position and equalised after a mazy dribble down the Henley right. A deadlock ensued and wasn't broken until Measures for Henley launched a high ball into the opposition D which Ramgahria didn't deal with but Harmer slotted away nicely. This good work was undone when a sloppy challenged gave Ramgahria a penalty corner which they dispatched.
Five minutes to go and the momentum was with Ramgahria who again spied the chance to get the win. This, they duly did with a breakaway goal that sealed Henley's fate and left them asking themselves where it all went wrong.