Football: Thornbury suffer another defeat

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First published in Thornbury Sport

Gloucestershire County League

Thornbury Town 0 Henbury 2

THORNBURY Town’s poor run continued on Saturday when they were beaten at home by fellow strugglers Henbury.

Town got off to a dreadful start conceding a goal in the very first minute from a long ball over the defence that Harry Bartlett ran on to before firing past Alex Lippiatt in goal.

Thorns found it difficult to get into the game with Henbury quick to close them down. On 15 minutes Steve Thompson found brother Danny with a through ball but the striker’s shot was deflected out for a corner before Henbury keeper Cameron Tarr saved at the feet of Josh Pirie.

Town went further behind on 36 minutes when having given the ball away in midfield, Henbury broke forward and Shaun Heal evaded a couple of tackles before driving the ball home from the edge of the box.

Thorns almost had the perfect start to the second half when Danny Haines' effort was spilled by Tarr and the ball appeared to cross the line before the keeper scrambled it away, however the referee and his assistant were not in a position to give the goal.

Thornbury pressed hard in the second period and were camped in the Henbury half for much of the time but the visitors got men behind the ball and Town found it difficult to carve out any clear cut chances.

However they were unlucky when Nathan Sage's header went just wide and Steve Thompson and Luke Franklin had shots saved by Tarr.

This Saturday Thornbury are at home again when Hanham Athletic are the visitors, 3pm.

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