Football: Kingswood slump to shock home defeat against Henbury

Gloucestershire County League

Kingswood 0 Henbury 1

KINGSWOOD became the first team to be beaten by Henbury since September on Saturday.

Henbury had two early attempts on goal with a shot from Wes Pugh that did not trouble Chris Fox and a header from a corner that Adam Rosser put over the bar. In the 21st minute central defender Ed Wright went very close from a free kick, the ball just skimming past the post.

Kingswood’s first shot on target after 21 minutes was an effort from Simon Clark that never really looked like beating Cameron Tarr.

A 20-yard drive from Henbury’s Shaun Heal had keeper Fox at full stretch to push the ball around the post.

The home side should have taken the lead on 38 minutes as the ball was played up to Clark, who ran clear of the visitors' defence, rounded Tarr and, with the goal gaping, he somehow got the ball tangled between his legs and lost possession.

One minute later James Evans shot just wide of the visitors' goal.

Right on half-time a Luke Cox free kick was well saved by Fox in the home goal.

Kingswood created the first real chance of the second half on 55 minutes but again Ryan Mudd’s final shot was off target.

The winning goal of the game came in the 56th minute following a rare mistake by Fox. He failed to hold on to a corner from the right and the ball fell for Ed Wright to stab it into the net.

Fox pulled of a very good save to deny Rosser getting a second for Henbury.

The last real scoring chance of the afternoon fell to Kingswood’s Evans in the 75th minute with a good shot that Tarr did well to save.

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