Witney & District Football Reports - Week 29

8 months ago By Ant Barlow

Saturday 7th April 2018

Watts Junior Cup 17-18 - Quarter Final
Bletchington are through to the Junior Cup semi-finals after a convincing 5-1 win over Tower Hill. Adam Bolley scored for the visitors but goals from Joe Goodgame (2), Richard Wells, Jake Godfrey and Todd Parker-Hunt put the hosts out of reach.

Ted Young Senior Cup 17-18 - Quarter Final
Carterton Rangers were made to work for their semi final place after beating hosts, Chipping Norton Town on penalties after a match which ended 4-4. Josh Hunt (2), Kieran Watts and Rhys Warner-Carter were on target for the host with Adam Lee (2),Mykel Ryan and Liam Day getting the goals for Rangers.

Rangers will face FC Hollybush in the semi final after they saw off Carterton Town A 4-0. Al Rogers scored twice with Roger James and Michael Duerden netting the others.

Hanborough also made it through to the semi’s after a close 2-1 win over hosts, Spartan Rangers. Joey Burgess and Jack Morton scored the goals for Boro’ which will see them face Charlbury in their semi-final. Tom Williams scoring for Rangers.

Witney & District Supplementary Cup 17-18 - Quarter Final
Andy Makepiece and Karl Dodds both scored for Siege FC in their quarter final match against FC Hollybush Reserves for whom Dan Bishop scored.


Premier Division
Combe’s battle against relegation took another blow at the weekend as they went down 4-0 to Charlbury Town. Jack Eley scored a double with Warwick Tompkins and Matt Smith also finding the back of the net. Charlbury moved into fourth.


Division One
FC Nomads remain at the foot of the table after their 4-1 defeat at the hands of Bampton United. Chris Laurence scored for the visitors but goals from Jake Pritchard (2), Steve Newman and Karl Pritchard secured the points for Bampton.

Milton and Witney Royals had to share the points after their 2-2 draw. Steven Pearce and Levi Steele were on target for Milton with Dan Townsend and Dave Cross replying for Royals.

Chadlington and Eynsham also had to settle for a point each after their goalless draw.

Division Two
Relegation threatened Hanborough Reserves produced the result of the day with arguably their performance of the season by beating Division Two leaders, Middle Barton. Boro’ now lie above the drop zone by a single goals difference, after their 4-0 thrashing of the table toppers. Archie Hamilton, Josh Brooks, Keith Frendo and Dan Rocket all got on the score sheet to secure only their fourth win of the season.

Moreton Rangers closed the gap on leaders Middle Barton and now trail by only two points after their 2-1 win over Hailey Reserves. Javan Nurse and Mark Boydell both hit the back of the net in the match with Freddie Buckingham replying for Hailey.

Kingham AB are also within striking distance of top spot as they defeated Charlbury Town Reserves 2-0. Harley Claydon and Liam Barnes were on target in the win.

Brize Norton pulled clear of the drop zone after their 3-2 win over Bourton Rovers. The host took the lead with goals from Lee Mosson and Harry Larner however it was not enough as Brize pulled themselves back into the game with strikes from Gezz Morgan and Joe Henry. The highlight however was a diving header from Steve Marshall securing all three points for Brize.

Division Three
Milton Reserves are looking more and more likely favourites for the drop after yet another defeat. They went down 5-0 to Bourton Rovers Reserves for whom Mark Payne scored a hat trick. Jack Galpin and Liam White added the other two goals.

Corinthians saw off Witney Royals with a 4-1 score line with Frank Webb (2), Luke Cuthbert and Harry Purfitt scoring. Rob DeBanks got the goal for Royals.

Ady Kew scored a brace with Samm Murphy getting the other in Ducklington’s 3-2 win over Wootton. Lee Spencer and Luke Leggett pulled two back for the visitors.


Division Four
Siege FC Reserves recorded only their fourth win of the campaign by beating Bampton United Reserves 4-3 in a closely fought match. The hosts scored through Kieron Colley (2) and Lewis Townsend but Andy Makepiece who had scored for Siege first team earlier in the day bagged a brace with Connor Harrison and Nigel Jones settled the tie in the visitors favour.

FC Ascott Reserves beat Eynsham SSC Reserves 7-0. Chris Blayney scored a hat trick with Jamie Pattison (2), Josh Hornsby and Gary O'Donovan getting the others. The result sees Eynsham rooted to the foot of the table [FC Ascott Reserves withdrew from the league in March]

Stonesfield Reserves and Brize Norton Reserves took a point a piece after their 1-1 draw. Paul Penney put the ball in the back of the net for Stonesfield with the hosts also gifting Brize an own goal to level the tie.

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