AFC ALDERMASTON gained quick revenge for their midweek penalty loss to Henley as they beat the Oxfordshire side 1-0 when they visited in the league.

They made changes from the midweek cup exit with the likes of Thomas Etheridge and Liam Tackley coming back into the starting 11 which looked to prove pivotal for the Berkshire club.

The home side started the game more dominant not allowing Henley out of their own half with a good spell of pressure.

Both Aldermaston wing backs were flying forward with Karl Hanks delivering a number of deadly balls which Aldermaston could not convert, whilst Callum Eaton on the other side had a volley fly over the bar and a drilled effort cleared of the line by a recovering defender.

The hosts continued to pile the pressure when the Red Kites were unable to clear their lines and Liam Tackley was able to pounce and finish using a mixture of his head and shoulder.

The Aldermaston dressing room was disappointed with the lone goal lead due to their superior possession and chances in the first half.

Although the game continued in the same vain at the start of the second period, Aldermaston started to allow Henley back into the match.

Without creating too many clear cut opportunities, Henley managed to make a game out of a tie The Atom Men should have put to bed a long time before.

The Aldermaston front line of Dan Alliston and Kai Parton-Edey had a few sniffs at goal but their chances missing the mark, followed by Chace Jewell as it appeared the score line would increase.

Relief as the final whistle blew and Aldermaston took all three points and on Saturday the sides clash for the third time on the trot this time in the Challenge Cup at Henley.