Heley 4s secure mid-table position
Consolation goal for Sonning
Henley 4s strolled to a comfortable away win against their most local of rivals Sonning on Saturday. With both teams promoted last year it was a good opportunity to see how the amber and blues had grown in the year. Holding a secure mid table position Henley went into the game confident that a win would be forthcoming.
From the start Henley were clearly on top however their game was not fluent enough to make the important opening for a goal to settle any early nerves, chances came and went before eventually a short corner was converted by Ed Newbold, despite strong protestations from Sonning with regard to its legitimacy. The goal however stood and clearly settled the Henley team such that from there on there seemed to be only one likely outcome of the match. Minutes later, Ewan Watkins made it two-nil with a fierce shot into the roof of the net following up on a good save from the Sonning keeper of his own snap shot.
The second half began much as the first had with Henley in the ascendancy, but proving worryingly wasteful in front of goal. Eventually the third goal came and it was the pick of the bunch. Jamie Hollins picked up a misplaced ball on the halfway line and drove strongly into the Sonning D, and a quick one-two with David Rechner presented Hollins with an open goal to slot the ball into.
The amber and blues were now on a roll, and the fourth goal quickly followed with Tim Cima, exploiting gaps in the Sonning defence and scoring with a fine reverse stick shot.
As the game petered out Sonning struck back with a good goal of their own, to give them a consolation in a well fought game.
On Saturday Henley entertain top of the table Reading in what is sure to be a challenging game.