Henley Hurricanes U9s braved a wet morning in their latest league game against Woodley Eagles. Despite the gloom, the game began at a frenetic pace with the Hurricanes taking the lead through Jack Callaway. The Hurricanes exerted more pressure on the Eagles during the first half, but the Eagles were equal to the task and defended well.
The second quarter started with an impressive flowing move between Luca Currie and man of the match Jack Callaway which led to a goal for Oscar Robinson. Almost immediately after, the Eagles had their revenge at the other end when the Hurricanes were caught out by their rapid move. However, after this the Hurricanes took control, absorbing pressure from the Eagles when they needed to, with Jack Tookey influential in midfield. The Hurricanes’ pressure led to a number of goals, with Luca Currie on the scoresheet and Oscar Robinson completing his hat-trick. The quarter ended with Jake Thatcher slotting home a penalty after Oscar Robinson was brought down.
The game changed again in the third quarter. The Hurricanes had a number of scoring opportunities but none were converted, Jake Thatcher notably hitting the post, the crossbar and the goalkeeper in quick succession. The Eagles defended well, and made it hard for the Hurricanes to produce clear cut chances. Against this trend, Oscar Robinson netted a fourth, and in the final quarter Will Lindsay produced a clean strike to complete the Hurricanes’ morning.