Henley triumphed 1-2 to bring home the points from an excellent Trimley Red Devils side. As is ever the case, games between these two sides are always a battle, the crowd of 84 enjoying yet another hard fought contest today.

Henley had the better early chances, Liam Ablitt forcing a save early on and Bruce having a goal chalked off for offside, but Trimley definitely had the better of the 1st half. Visiting keeper Holland having to be at his best to keep Henley in the game, tipping over from Chidlow and then making a breath-taking stop to tip a header from the subsequent corner around the post in the minutes before the break. To keep the score at 0-0 at HT.

Henley looked much sharper after the break, Ablitt weaving through to shoot narrowly wide seconds after the restart. But it was Cowan who gave Henley the lead on 53 minutes, racing through onto Bruce’s knock on to lift the ball over the onrushing keeper for 0-1. But Trimley were level within a minute, the hugely impressive Jay slotting home to finish a fine move and make it 1-1. However it was Henley who continued to press, their persistence finally rewarded on 72 minutes when Storey powered home a raking Gavin Van Oene corner for 1-2.

Trimley never gave up, even when a 2nd yellow card, late on, saw them reduced to ten men, but in truth Henley always looked the more likely to score. Especially when Watling powered through to the byline, but chose to shoot from a tight angle rather than square the ball to an unmarked Bull who had the goal gaping in front of him.

A good win, ground out against the best footballing side we’ve faced, so far, this season with the Ultra’s MOTM going to Gavin Van Oene, who narrowly pipped Holland to the award. For Trimley it was Nathan Day who drew much admiration from the visiting support. Not many teams will leave Trimley with points this season.