AFC Henley Hotspurs U16 won their third match in a row on Saturday in a hard fought and physical game against league leaders Finchampstead Rovers. For the first 20 minutes there was little between the teams, but the Hotspurs took the lead when Dylan Gadson picked up the ball on the right wing and sent in a perfect cross for Jack Carter who fired high into the back of the net.
Rovers came out in the second half determined to get back into the game, but they couldn’t break down the outstanding defence of Will Verran, Elodie Brough, Freddie Nicholson and James Grant, playing in front of superb keeper Huseyin Tarhan. The Rovers’ frustration started to show as they picked up two yellow cards, and in the 63rd minute Jack Carter scored his second to make it 2-0. With 10 minutes to go Rovers missed a penalty, with their striker blasting over the bar, and the Hotspurs saw the game out comfortably. The Hotspurs next game is home to Caversham on Saturday 24 October.