Storm Arwen made this a tough game to enjoy for spectators, but Henley dug deep to defeat both the weather and the opposition to record an important victory.

Henley took an early lead after only 7 minutes, Bull picking out Gavin Van Oene, who, with his back to goal, spun and fired home for 0-1. Bull was at the centre of the action, racing onto a Bruce diagonal pass, just beating the onrushing keeper to the ball, flicking it past him, only to be clipped, but the penalty appeals fell on deaf ears. On 26 minutes Bull won back possession, running with the ball before passing to Gavin Van Oene, who once again stroked the ball home into the bottom corner for 0-2. Henley came close again after 35 minutes, Watling’s shot blocked, Bruce drove the 1st rebound goalwards, only to see it well saved, White blazing over the 2nd. Controversy reigned again in the 38th minute, a jinking run from Tejano into the box, his shot was blocked and Bruce smashed the rebound goalward again, only to see it clearly stopped by the raised hand of a home defender, yet again the penalty appeals went unanswered, leaving it 0-2 at HT

The weather worsened severely during the break, with only a handful of supporters braving the sidelines for the 2nd half. The wind and rain driving directly towards the Henley goal acted like a 12th man for Capel, with the visitors struggling to get the ball out of their defensive third. With Henley pinned back, Capel started to try their luck from range, Lynch having to pull out a couple of decent stops. In the 60th minute the home pressure told, Tejano clearly handballing a free-kick, which this time saw the spot kick rightly awarded and subsequently scored for 1-2. But before the home side could take advantage Henley increased their lead with the goal of the game, passing the ball upfield, before some delightful interplay between, Bruce, Tejano and Watling on the edge of the box, saw MOTM Gavin Van Oene released through to once again send a left foot strike into the corner for 1-3 and his hat trick. This settled Henley down and they did enough to snuff out any breaks that Capel made, indeed, coming close again themselves as Watling saw his effort well saved.

A solid performance from a much changed Henley starting eleven and a good win in dreadful conditions.