Goals Rain in for Flood

Henley Hotspurs 4 Bracknell Colts 0

AFC Henley Hotspurs U16 returned to their winning ways with an impressive win on Saturday against FC Bracknell Colts.

As torrential rain fell on the Harpsden pitch, the Hotspurs pressed immediately from kick-off and in the 4th minute were awarded a penalty for handball which Finn Flood calmly put in the top right corner. The Hotspurs continued to pile on the pressure, and in 33rd minute Flood scored his second from a tight angle on the right. Within a minute it was 3-0 when a mix up in the Colts defence resulted in the ball bouncing off Kian Early into the net.

The Hotspurs continued to dominate in the second half and were unlucky when Freddie Nicholson’s free kick from 25 yards hit the bar and Lottie Wilson’s shot from 20 yards was tipped over the bar by Colts’ keeper. In the 58th minute Flood got his hat trick to make it 4-0, and despite the Colts pushing hard in the last 20 minutes, the Hotspurs defence of William Johnson, Freddie Nicholson, Elodie Brough, James Grant, Jake Heppenstall and keeper Huseyin Tarhan held on for their second clean sheet of the season.

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