THERE was an exciting match between Delaford Colts and Henley Lions in round two of the Berks & Bucks Sunday Under 12s Cup last weekend.

Delaford were playing on their home pitch but a player short for the whole game due to illness and injury.

Despite the numerical disadvantage, The Colts applied pressure early on and took the lead thanks to an excellent long-range shot from Rhys Mehta within the first five minutes.

Henley fought back and created a couple of chances but put their shots wide. The visitors finally got their reward and scored an equaliser 10 minutes before half-time.

The second half was full of end-to-end action with both sides having chances to take the lead.

Delaford got their noses in front as Harry Halligan made a smart turn to beat the last defender and calmly score with a low shot past the onrushing keeper in the 12th minute.

The visitors dominated the final 10 minutes of the match and created several good chances to level the scores, however stout defending from the Delaford rearguard kept them ahead.

Both teams put in a huge amount of effort and deserve tremendous credit for a match where the result was uncertain right to the final whistle.

In the U12s Division One of the Thames Valley Development League, Explorers Red and Townmead Youth remain locked together at the top of the table after both sides won at the weekend.

Explorers beat Chalfont Saints Pythons 5-0 whilst Townmead cruised to an 11-1 victory over Thames Valley Youth.

In the other match in the division, Chalfont Saints Vipers defeated Burnham Juniors Jaguars White 3-1.

In Division Two, S4K FC Wolves beat Langley Hornets Yellow 3-1 whilst Langley gained an emphatic victory against Frontline, winning 18-1.