HENLEY TOWN defeated local rivals ROTHERFIELD UNITED 2-1.
The game started at a fanatic pace with both teams looking to take an early lead. The first real chance fell to Henley when Jack Woodley found Will Churchwood just inside the box and his first time effort smashed off the crossbar.
But it was Rotherfield who took the lead from a free-kick after 10 minutes. When Henley failed to clear the ball, it dropped to the feet of Karl Clark who made no mistake. Henley came agonisingly close to equalising when a Brendan Keane header hit the crossbar from a pinpoint cross by Alberto Gingell but the score stayed the same at half-time.
After the break, the hosts got the deserved equaliser when Woodley broke free down the left and cut into the box and found Charlie Douglas who’s well timed header hit the back of the net.
Henley then began to dominate with the players not allowing Rotherfield any time on the ball.
The Red Kites found the winner in the 87th minute when a Harri Douglas cross found Charlie Douglas who cushioned the ball for Woodley to finish in the bottom left corner with a volley just outside the box.