Another win for ladies 1s
Henley were playing away to 3rd in the league, Oxford Hawks. It was another cold and wet Saturday but this did not dampen Henley’s enthusiasm as they were keen to capitalise on there recent good form.
However Henley started slow and soaked up a lot of initial pressure from Hawks with good defensive play from Kat Green, Rachel Herbert and Chloe Nelson. Both sides earning themselves short corners, but neither able to convert and it was 0-0 at half time.
The second half was a different matter, with Hawks scoring in the first two minutes. This seemed to rally Henley who managed to earn a short corner from some well worked attacking play from forwards Sophie Hoskins, Georgie Metcalfe, Keira Halloran. This was then deflected past the keeper by Louisa England. A minute later this was followed up with another corner, which again ended up in the back of the net, again by England.
Henley kept the pressure on with some beautifully timed runs by midfielders Ellie Roseff, Emma Walker and Charlotte Cockerton. It was this pressure that lead to Another short corner and again this was deflected past the keeper by England, earning her a hat-trick.
This did not stop Hawks from continuing to pressure the Henley defence and managing to sneak through for a consolation goal. All in all a good second half performance saw Henley win 3-2. Man of the match was Ellie Roseff.