The U12 AFC Henley Hurricanes ran out winners away against Bracknell Town Youth in this East Berks Division 1 game.
In what was a scintillating second half performance the Hurricanes put in their best performance of the season to run out worthy winners. The game was played on the Bracknell 4G pitch and this enabled the Hurricanes to show their class.
The first half was a tight affair though and the deadlock was broken by the hosts with a sublime overhead kick as Bracknell went in 1-0 up at half time.
At the start of the second half the ever dangerous Tom Yeoman was fouled 20 yards from the opposition goal and Tom Atkinson stepped up to take the free kick. With a strike Ruben Neves would have been proud of he picked his spot and drilled the ball home to level the scores up.
Bracknell hit straight back though to go ahead as the Hurricanes had to dig deep to come back for a second time. The visitors would not been denied though and one of the men of the match, Ethan Holliday, took control of the centre midfield and this allowed the Hurricanes to dominate the match. Atkinson played in striker Sam Winters with an exquisite through ball and Winters made no mistake from close range to again level the scores up.
The Hurricanes were now playing some sublime football and tricky winger Sam Robinson took full advantage by going on a solo run down the left and scoring with a powerful shot to nudge the visitors in front for the first time.
The other man of the match Finnbar Scott was having one of his best games for the Hurricanes at centre back as he cut out any through balls and used his strength to out muscle the Bracknell forward line. Daniel Tsoi was also defending as if his life depended on it and helped Scott shut out the hosts for the rest of the game. Any attack that did get through was quickly stopped by Olly Saunders who was having a commanding game in between the sticks.
Oliver Colvin was also having a great match on the wing as his quick feet and assured touch set up another chance for Robinson who scored. Joe Turner was next into the action as his vision from the back spotted Sam Winters making a forward run and Winters made no mistake to score his second to give the Hurricanes their most impressive win of the season.
Managers Turner and Atkinson were said to be delighted by the performance and the spirit the side had showed to win in such convincing fashion especially having fallen behind twice.
If any boy or girl in the Under 12 age group would like to play for AFC Henley then please come down to Jubilee Park (opposite Tesco’s) on Friday nights at 6.15pm or contact Trevor Howell whose details are on the AFC Henley website.