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Kites held to a draw

HENLEY TOWN were held to a 1-1 draw at home to SB PHOENIX in their Division 1 clash at the Triangle Ground.

Henley started brightly, keeping possession and put the Phoenix defence under pressure with some early chances.

The hosts thought they had taken the lead when the visiting goalkeeper could only parry a Will Churhward shot that fell to Dan York who headed into the net only for the linesman’s flag to be raised.

The early pressure eventually paid off when an Alex Walmsley ball over the top found Dan York on the right wing whose well placed cross was met by Charlie Douglas who cushioned a well timed header into the back of the net just outside the six yard box.

Henley came close to doubling their lead when a Brendan Keane header was cleared off the line by a Phoenix defender just before half-time.

In the second half Phoenix started brightly with some good spells of possession keeping the Henley defence on their toes.

The visitors equalised when a ball over the top was latched onto by their right winger who finished well into the bottom right corner.

Henley pushed for a winner and came close when a Tom Essam through ball was latched onto by Charlie Douglas who was denied by a smart save from the Phoenix goalkeeper.

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