Witney & Distirct Football Reports - Week 21

3 months ago By Ant Barlow

Saturday 3rd February 2018

Watts Junior Cup 17-18 - 1st Round
In what was described as a game that Bob Watts’ would have been proud to be associated with, Chadlington knocked Bampton United out of the Watts’ Junior Cup with a 4-1 score line. Lee Woodward scored twice with Jarvis Morley and George Slatter getting the others. Frazer Cooper got on the score sheet for Bampton.

John Fathers Oxfordshire Junior Shield 17-18 - Quarter Final
A brace from Jack Morton was enough for Hanborough to secure their place in the John Fathers Junior Shield semi-final with a 2-1 win as Boro’ saw off Deddington from the Banbury & District league.

Fred Ford Cup 17-18 - Quarter Final
Ethan Penney scored twice in Combe’s 3-1 win over Hailey, sending his side into the semi-finals. Emmanuel Ogunbiyi got the other with Luke Manning scoring Hailey’s consolation.

Premier Division
A single strike from Rory Linford-Pill was enough to give league leaders, FC Hollybush a 1-0 win over their closest rivals, Kirtlington. Shane Probitts could have levelled things later in the game, however he fluffed his lines in front of goal leaving Bush three points clear at the top.

Charlbury Town closed the gap on Kirtlington in second but only by a point as they were held to a 2-2 draw with Minster Lovell. Wash Meadow surprised everyone by resisting the wet weather and the game was played in a heavy pitch but in good spirits. Charlie McCullough and Jonny Fletcher scored for Minster with Matt Smith and Craig McCallum replying for Town.

Division One
Aston opened up a 3 point lead at the top of Division One after a comfortable 7-0 thrashing of Tower Hill Stars. Ryan Colleton was in fine form banging in a hat trick with James Fleming (2) and Vince Evans getting the others. Stars added to their own misery by smashing in a fine own goal in the process.

Division Two
The top two Sides met at 9 Acres where second placed Charlbury Town Reserves played hosts to Division Two leaders Middle Barton. It was the visitors who emerged victorious as goals from Jack Fowler and Matty Travers secured Middle Barton 2-0 win and moved them 3 points clear in the process.

Bletchington closed the gap on the top three after beating third placed Kingham AB 2-1. Todd Parker-Hunt scored twice in the win which leaves the hosts within 6 points of top spot. Sam Philpot replied for Kingham.

Bourton Rovers handed out a 6-2 trouncing to Aston Reserves. Matt Brown and Joe Allison scored for visiting Aston, however goals from Henry Lait and Josh Hubbard, who bagged a brace each, and further goals for Ben McPhlimey and Jimmy Larner put the result beyond doubt.

Hailey Reserves are now three points behind Witney Wanderers after beating them 3-1. Michael Bason scored for Wanderers, but a goal from Matthew Eeles and a double from Freddie Buckingham secured the points.

Hanborough Reserves picked up their third win of the season as they defeated Spartan Rangers Reserves 2-1. Tom Williams scored for Spartan but the points went to Hanborough after Herbie Hamilton and Dan Rocket both got on the score sheet.

Division Three
In another battle of the top two sides, Siege FC came from 4-1 down to leapfrog Minster Lovell Reserves into top spot after their epic 6-4 battle. Minster raced to a 4-1 half time lead with Craig Sallis and Gary Mitchell amongst the scorers. Mitchell completed his hat trick in the second half but Siege rallied. Up stepped Ben Reardon (2), Karl Dodds (2), Matt Mills and Andy Makepiece with goals to sink a deflated Minster.

Milton Reserves are off the mark picking up their first points of the season. George Ford, Pip Benfield and Dan Hooton all scored in the 3-1 win over Combe Reserves for whom Ian Law replied. Milton are now 6 points from safety with a game in hand.

Chipping Norton Town Reserves moved out of the relegation zone after handing out a 7-0 trouncing to Bourton Rovers Reserves. There were doubles for Jack Knight and Martin Krays and other goals from Kieran Watts, Yusuf Okunade and Tomas Dolezel. FC Mills replace Chippy in the bottom two.


Division Four
Ben Partlett and Shaun Rowbotham each bagged a hat trick in Eynsham SSC Reserves 12-0 demolition of FC Ascott Rangers. The hosts recorded only their third win of the season as Bradley Leach (2), Neil Latham, Danny Barnes, Andy Stratford and Stephen Chappel all got in on the act.

Adrian Williams put in a five star performance, netting himself five goals in Kingham AB Reserves’ 8-1 win over Bampton United Reserves. Shane Cooper, Danny Case and Jay Taylor all added further goals with Steve Allery’s strike for Bampton mere consolation.

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