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Town draw away at Twyford

In Division 2 HENLEY TOWN drew 2-2 at TWYFORD AND RUSCOMBE in their final away league match of the season.

The visitors were boosted by the availability of several players returning from injury and were able to field a full side with four substitutes.

On a heavy but playable pitch both sides were unable to get control of the ball and decided to play the long ball game.

After six minutes the first chance of the game fell to Twyford and Ruscombe with a 25-yard shot going just over the top of the Henley goal.

Henley won their first corner after 10 minutes which was met by Ritchie Vallis but his header was saved on the line by the home side’s goalkeeper.

After 24 minutes Jake Kasaska had a break through the centre of the home defence and tucked the ball away to give Henley the lead. Twyford equalised on 37 minutes from a corner to make it 1-1 at half-time.

Three minutes into the second half Twyford and Ruscombe went down to 10 men as one of their players was sent to the sin bin for 10 minutes.

After 65 minutes Twyford and Ruscombe’s goalkeeper and defence made a hash of a short goal kick and Henley’s Vallis pounced and scored his second of the game.

With four minutes of the match remaining the hosts were awarded a penalty which they converted to make it 2-2.

After the restart and three minutes into time added on tempers were raised as both teams were reduced to 10 men as the match fizzled out into a 2-2 draw.

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