AFC Aldermaston travelled to Henley Town for the third meeting between the two sides in the space of two weeks and came away 3-2 winners in the Bluefin Sports Challenge Cup tie.

The Atom Men opened the stronger and pressed on the home side which paid dividends instantly, as Chace Jewell who shot from 20 yards, bounced before beating the Henley goalkeeper giving AFC the lead.

The match began to settle down with the hosts getting back into it causing a few troubles on the right hand side.

It was short lived after 35 minutes when a ball was knocked down by Callum Eaton leading to a link up play between Ryan Alexander and Jamie Gannon.

His flick found Karl Hanks, who obliged with a driven finish across the goalkeeper to make it 2-0 at half time.

Henley had been here before, two goals down at half time in the cup against an Aldermaston side and came back to win on penalties.

The Atom Men must have feared the worst when a quick thrown led to The Red Kites getting back in the game after 55 minutes.

With momentum behind them they continued to pump balls towards the AFC back line.

It paid off when nobody took claim to a lofted through ball and the Henley striker raced through and slotted past the onrushing Callum Sangwell to level things 2-2.

Aldermaston had to pick themselves up and started to press and close down the Henley back four and when they picked up possession.

They got their reward as Henley captain was penalised for handball and Joe Cummuskey stepped up and converted the spot kick to give Aldermaston the win.

The Atom Men are back in action tomorrow night, when they take a travel to Wallingford Town in the Berks and Bucks Trophy.