The only Henley Town team with games still to play is the Sunday side, who now meet Reading United on successive weekends. Next week’s game is a cup final, but prior to that the teams clash at the Invesco Perpetual Triangle this Sunday in a league fixture, kick-off 10.30 a.m. This is the final league match for both sides, with United three points ahead of the Town at the top of the table, but the visitors also have a goal difference that is 25 better than Henley’s so it is virtually impossible now for the Town to top the division.
The youth team had a disappointing end to their season, losing 1-0 at home to Thatcham Town Youth, whom they had already beaten away and who were below them in the table. Henley stand eighth in the Central Division at present, but it is not yet certain where they will finish as the three teams below them still have games to play. With several changes of management along the way, it has not been a particularly easy year for the youths. But nine of their ranks are young enough to play at this level for at least one more season, which bodes well for the future if these players can be kept together.
The Red Kites’ youth team secretary, Ray Emmans, is also well known as a referee, and on Saturday chalked up the incredible achievement of officiating in his 1,000th Hellenic League game. He also referees in the Allied Counties Youth League, in which Henley Town play in the Central Division.
FRIENDS OF HENLEY TOWN F.C. WEEKLY BONUS BALL LOTTERY
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The winning number for 22nd April 2017 is:-
No. 24 – Richard Fenn – £25.00 – from Woodley
If you or a Friend would like to join the ‘Friends of Henley Town FC Bonus Ball Lottery and help raise money for the club you can pick up an entry form from the Clubhouse, contact Tony Kingston the promoter on 07712139592 or firstname.lastname@example.org The winner will be published every week in the Henley Standard, the Henley Herald, and on www.henleytownfc.co.uk