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Brown nets brace as Town go top of table

HENLEY TOWN inflicted the first defeat of the season on hosts SB PHOENIX as they ran out 2-1 winners in their Division 1 clash last Saturday.

The opening 10 minutes was an even contest with neither team threatening to score.

The first chance of the match fell to the Phoenix striker who was played through on goal but a fine low save from Isaac Aitchison kept the scores level.

Henley started to grow into the game and took the lead when a Harri Douglas throw-in was flicked on by Harry Geyton into a dangerous area where Charlie Douglas pounced on the loose ball from close range to give the visitors the lead.

Henley almost doubled their lead when a back pass from the Phoenix defender was played short, Charlie Douglas managed to get a shot away but was matched by a good save.

Henley did make it 2-0 when a Harri Douglas corner was met by Will Churchward who smashed the ball home from just outside the six-yard box.

Phoenix played better in the second half but thwarted by some fine saves from Aitchison.

Henley had a chance to put the game to bed when Sema Kakembo shot just outside the box but his effort was kept out by the Phoenix goalkeeper tipping it round the post.

Phoenix pulled a goal back with 10 minutes left when their defender tapped into the net following a goal line scramble.

The home side kept pushing for the equaliser but the Henley defence managed to keep them out

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