AFC Henley U12 Hotspurs drew 1-1 against league leaders Camberley Ravens in a closely fought and entertaining match at Jubilee Park. Henley started positively with Jake Williams and Freddie Formon testing the visitors defence. Camberley countered but were unable to breach the solid defence of Harry Wildgoose and Man of the Match Sam Carter.
Camberley had the first shot on target but were denied by a great save from Ben Palmer in the Henley goal diving low to his right to push a strong shot out for a corner. The home side reacted with good build up play in mid-field by Max Cranstoun and Freddie Piasecki feeding the ball out to Tom Francis on the left wing who’s shot forced a good save from the Camberley keeper. Just before halftime the visitors took the lead from a corner with their striker loosing his marker and shooting low into the corner of the net.
Into the second half Henley looked to level the score, with Dexter Harris pace causing the visiting defence problems. The equaliser came from a well weighted through ball from George Khairallah finding Will O’Hagan on the right wing who’s powerful shot beat the visiting Goalie. Both teams had a chances to take the lead – Camberley came close a number of times but were unable to score with Stanley Massie making a number of important tackles. The final score was 1-1.