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Loan Report: 'Half-Assist' Henly keeps Bath at bay - August 13th

Our two young keepers George Legg and Jon Henly both started off their respective 2014/15 campaigns with a win and a defeat apiece, whilst Stuart Moore finished two thirds of his suspension.

Reading fans will be pleased to see Henly and Legg start the season strongly
Reading fans will be pleased to see Henly and Legg start the season strongly
Michael Regan

Stuart Moore - Basingstoke Town (Vanarama Conference South) - League Appearances: 0

As mentioned last week, Stuart is suspended for the first three league games of this season having received a red card at the end of the 2013/14 campaign with Bath City. His suspension expires this weekend following Basingstoke's game against Bromley and it will be interesting to see which of our young keepers will start the following Saturday against Hayes and Yeading.


Jon Henly - Basingstoke Town (Vanarama Conference South) - Appearances: 2 Clean Sheets: 1 Half Assists: 1

On Saturday, Basingstoke kicked off their new season against Hemel Hempstead and were very unlucky to come away with nothing following a tight 1-0 defeat. Henly himself played from start to finish and the Basingstoke Town official website were keen to praise his contribution on his debut, stating that

"Town had their on loan Reading keeper Jonathan Henly to thank for a number of fine stops including a double save of the highest order."

Sadly for Henly, it couldn't prevent his new side from slipping to defeat on the opening day. However, Hemel's gain was Bath City's loss as Basingstoke roared back on Tuesday night with a 4-0 thumping of the Somerset side- emphatically putting The Romans to the sword. Four goals in the first half hour of the game ended it as a contest and although the scoreline implies a level of superiority for the Dragons, the game was - in truth - relatively even as Henly was frequently forced to make a string of fine saves. Our young keeper even managed to bag himself a 'half-assist' as his long ball forward found striker Flood, who in turn squared the ball for Liam Enver-Marum to fire home.


George Legg - Hendon FC (Isthmian League) Appearances: 2 Clean Sheets: 1

First and foremost, shout-out to Hendon FC for making it REALLY easy to find match reports for their games.†

What I can tell you is that George played the full 90 minutes and kept a clean-sheet in Hendon's opening day triumph over Bury Town 2-0 and later tweeted

Hendon were therefore looking to carry on their impressive start to the season on Tuesday night but came unstuck against a stubborn Met Police side whom eventually came away with a 2-0 victory with both goals scored by Bradley Hudson-Odoi. Legg played the full 90 minutes again in this one and will be hoping to keep his place in the side for this Saturday's away match against VCD Athletic.

† - In the words of Borat... "NOT"