United fight back to grab all three points

Alex Stewart
Alex Stewart

THAME United came back from two goals down to take the points against a spirited Henley Town side with a 4-3 home win.

Manager Mark West moved to an unfamiliar 3-5-2 formation as United looked to best utilise the available resources against a Henley side looking to avenge a last minute 2-1 defeat in the quarter-finals of the county cup.

As it was Henley settled the quicker of the two sides and within the first half hour had opened up a 2-0 lead. Returning striker James Faulkner scored in the 41st minute to reduce the deficit.

United came out for the second half fired up and the equaliser arrived when Nik Rhodes met a corner with a deft flick. Ten minutes later and the Rhodes scored again from a corner.

Henley hit back with another strike however United went straight down the other end and Ricketts’ corner was met by Alex Stewart who headed the ball beyond the keeper.