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Douglas brace earns side place in last eight of cup

HENLEY TOWN made it through to the quarter finals of the Oxfordshire Intermediate Cup after beating Hellenic League side EASINGTON SPORTS DEVELOPMENT 2-1 at the Triangle Ground.

Both teams struggled to find their feet in a match played out in heavy rain. The home side grew into the game and had the first big chance of the half when Rowan Stacey was tripped inside the box and the referee awarded the penalty which was saved.

In the second half Henley began to dominate and were rewarded when Nathan Horder went on a powerful run through the middle and his well placed pass found Charlie Douglas who composed himself well to give Henley the lead.

The lead didn’t last long as Easington got back on level terms when a midfielder burst through the defence and finished well in the middle of the goal. With the game becoming more open Henley used their pace up front to good effect when Douglas continued to battle away and he scored his second goal of the game when his first time shot could only be parried back out to him and he put it into a empty net.

Easington had a chance to level but were denied by a good save by Shawn Vickers in the dying moments of the game.

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