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Men's 2s - Match centre

Henley 2
Harrow 1
G Joseph (40' , 55' ), J Measures (45' ), G Harmer (63' )
Full time
Sat 6 Jan 13:30 - South Hockey League - MBBO Division 1

Men's 2s lose narrow to Harrow

Men's 2s lose narrow to Harrow

Henley 2s got the second half of their campaign off to a stuttering start against Harrow last weekend. Missing quite a few regulars, they struggled to deal with Harrow’s counter attacks, and ultimately finished on the wrong side of a 9-goal match.

On a cold afternoon in Henley, it was the home side who started the brighter. Enjoying more possession & creating some good opportunities in the opening exchanges. They failed to take advantage & it was Harrow who took a 1-0 lead into half time.

A familiar start to the second half where Henley enjoyed more of the ball, but couldn’t convert that into goals. A neat breakaway from Harrow secured a 2-0 lead after 45mins. This moment seemed to act as a catalyst for Henley who finally found a way through Harrow’s defences & went on a 3-goal scoring spree over a 15-minute period. A great goal from Geoff Joseph was backed up by finishes from Jody Measures & Guy Harmer. 3-2 Henley with 20 minutes to go.

Taking the lead seemed to be a burden to the home side, who again relinquished their grip on the game, conceding 2 loose goals to trail 4-3 as the match entered its last 10 minutes. Both teams created more chances, but it was Harrow who provided the killer blow with a 5th & decisive goal to thwart Henley’s hopes of taking anything from the game. Joseph converted a scrappy goal in the closing minutes, but it was too late for Henley to go again & the final whistle went with the score at 5-4 to the visitors.

Henley will need to create more from their possession in the coming weeks if they are to stop their poor run of form. They welcome back skipper & stalwart Dan Herbert next week for their trip to Eastcote where 3 points would be a great help to their league position.

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Key moments

Goal Geoff Joseph scores for Henley 2
Goal Jody Measures scores for Henley 2
Goal Geoff Joseph scores for Henley 2
Goal Guy Harmer scores for Henley 2


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63:00 Goal 4 - 0
Guy Harmer scores for Henley 2
55:00 Goal 3 - 0
Geoff Joseph scores for Henley 2
45:00 Goal 2 - 0
Jody Measures scores for Henley 2
40:00 Goal 1 - 0
Geoff Joseph scores for Henley 2
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As it happened

  • Henley 2
  • Harrow 1
  • 0
  • Geoff Joseph Goal 40:00'
  • Jody Measures Goal 45:00'
  • Geoff Joseph Goal 55:00'
  • Guy Harmer Goal 63:00'

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League round up

Other MBBO Division 1 results

Newbury & Thatcham 2
Ramgarhia 1
Staines 2


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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Reading [4] Refills 22 53
2. Phoenix & Ranelagh 1 22 43
3. Sonning 2 15 26
4. Newbury & Thatcham 2 9 19
5. Henley 2 17 13
6. Harrow 1 7 12
7. Bicester 1 7 10


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