Week 13 Football report
Fred Ford Cup
The final two places in the Fred Ford quarter finals have been decided with the culmination of the 2nd round matches.
Chris Laurence fired in a hat-trick to put Division One Bampton into round three. Karl Pritchard and Kieron Colley also scored one each as Bampton became the third non Premier Division side in the draw for the last eight. Phil Stringer and Dale Rolland hit back for Wootton Sports but it wasn't enough in the 5-2 defeat.
Tower Hill complete the quarter final line up as they won through in the all Premier Division battle with Milton. Josh Lathey and Luke Bolley scored in the 2-0 win.
Carterton Town A got their revenge against Minster Lovell as they secured a 3-0 home victory. Town, who lost by the same score line on their visit to Minster earlier in the season, had Nick Paton and Sean O Donnell to thank for their goals. Minster managed to compound their own misery by scoring an own goal as Town recorded their third consecutive victory in all competitions.
A good day for Carterton sides as Carterton Rangers got their first win of the season in their visit to Spartan Rangers. In a well contested game, Carterton showed that they wanted it that little bit more and eventually ran out 3-0 winners thanks to a brace from Steve Murphy and a third from Jamie MacDonogh to secure the three points.
Hailey Reserves jumped up to third as they battled to a hard earned victory over Chadlington. Alfie Peachey scored for visiting Chadlington but Hailey responded through Josh Edwards and Reuben Wertheim bagged a brace to give Hailey a 3-1 victory.
There were big wins for the top two in the Division as Hook Norton and Carterton Reserves kept up the pace at the top of the league.
Carterton Reserves ran out 6-0 winners over Eynsham SSC. Three players all scored twice in the victory. Tommy Burns, Liam Aspey and Chris Hirons helping Carterton to stay behind Hook Norton on goal difference only.
Hook Norton remain top after a breathless game against Spartan Rangers Reserves. After a goalless first 30 minutes. Hook Norton took the lead through Tyler Bradley, only for Spartan to equalise two minutes later through Ethan Barrett. Matty Howard then fired in a 25 yard free kick to leave the league leaders stunned at half time. The second half found Hooky reasserting their dominance and despite some great saves and brave goal line clearances, Hooky took control thanks to a second from Tyler Bradley and further goals from Jay Mair, Adam Hemmings and Max Harris. Ethan Barrett scored from a speculative lob in the dying minutes but Hook Norton saw the game off, winning 5-3 to remain top.
Ed Smith and Sam Duthie both scored for Ducklington but Charlbury Town Reserves find themselves third in the league after fighting back to grab all three points. Mitchell Faulkner was the hat-trick hero as Charlbury won 3-2
The Bletchington train keeps on rolling with victory number six from six as they defeated Kingham All Blacks Reserves. Jamie Hudson and Richie Wells both scored doubles as Bletchington grabbed control of the game. Chris Fennell also got in on the act as Bletchington won 5-0
Wootton Sports Reserves also scored five in their victory over Stonesfield Reserves. Carry Rice was on hand to score a consolation goal for Stonesfield but Wootton ran out comfortable winners thanks to a solitary goal for Aaron Bowerman and doubles for Simon Stokes and James Minchin.
Bourton Rovers Reserves have their first home win of the season after beating FC Mills by the odd goal in five. John Chapman and Connor Hitchman bagged a brace each for Mills and Rovers respectively. Lasse Stamberger proved to be the difference maker as he fired in Bourton's third to grab all three points.
Witney Royals Reserves and Chadlington Reserves couldn't be separated as they shared the spoils in their game. Ian Barrett scored for Royals but was cancelled out by George Slater in the 1-1 draw.
Spartan Rangers A have recorded consecutive league victories thanks to a 3-1 victory against FC Ascott. Nathan Tang's brace put Spartan well on the way to victory and although William Baines responded for Ascott, James Macke scored a third for Spartan to ensure all three points were Rangers'.
Brize Norton Reserves contributed three different goal scorers as they overcame Sherborne Harriers in a five goal thriller. Josh Betteridge scored his seventh and eighth goals of the month to give Sherbourne hopes of at least a point but goals from Ollie Puddle, Cameron West and Lee Litton gave Brize a much needed win.