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Witney & District Reports - Week 11

By john smyth

By David Evans

Oxfordshire Charity Cup

Hailey will be the sole representatives of the Witney and District in the quarter finals of the Charity Cup after comfortably overseeing Chesterton.
Familiar names found the back of the net as Freddie Buckingham scored twice and Travis O'Connor and Nathan Kimber scored once each as Hailey marched into the last eight with a 4-1 victory.

It proved to be a different story for Carterton FC after they went down fighting against former Witney and District side Kirtlington.

It required 120 minutes to separate the sides after Roger James had scored for Carterton to make it 1-1 inside 90 minutes. But Kirtlington were able to find the next gear in the extra period and eventually came through with a 3-1 win.

Junior Shield

Tower Hill managed to see off Ducklington in an all Witney and District battle in round two of the John Fathers Junior Shield.

Ducklington scored their only goal through Harvey Butler but Tower Hill proved to be superior in the ninety minutes thanks to Kieran Watts, Jack Scott, Will Hayes and Ollie Squires all scoring one each. Tower Hill move on to the last 16, where they will face Chequers FC

Fred Ford Cup

Charlbury Town safely negotiated their way past Brize Norton to reach round three of the Fred Ford Cup. Brize, who have made a name for giant killing this season, weren't able to dent the scorecards on this occasion as Charlbury won 3-0. Michael Hayes, Stefan Long and Sam Stich scoring Charlbury's goals.

The all Premier Division battle between Minster and Stonesfield provided a five goal thriller. Sam Wright fired in a double to give Minster hope of reaching round three but Raffy Rice fired in a hat-trick in response to give Stonesfield a ticket into the next round.

Division One's Chadlington didn't have it all their own way but eventually managed to see their way past Division Four's East Oxford Rangers. Jason Blackman scored for the division four side but Chadlington edged their way into the draw for round three thanks to goals from Rocky Burton and Jordan Godfrey.

Jack Busby Memorial Trophy

The semi-final line up for the Jack Busby trophy is confirmed as all four quarter finals were completed over the weekend, with an incredible 28 goals scored across the games.

Contributing eleven of those goals were Carterton Town B and Hailey Reserves as they played out a thrilling back and forth contest at Monahan Way.
It finished 6-5 to Division One's Hailey as they made their way into the last four.

Mitchell Faulkner fired in a hat-trick to help send Charlbury Town Reserves into the semis, as they defeated Bourton Rovers Reserves. Connor Hitchman, Dan Joynes and Ollie Sammon fired in three goals between them in response for Bourton but Charlbury managed further goals through Bradley Empson and Max Clifton to seal a 5-3 win.

Carterton FC might count themselves a little fortunate to be in the hat as events conspired against their opponents, Stonesfield Reserves, in their quarter final battle.
Stonesfield led through Liam Harris' goal when a horrendous clash of heads led to Carterton losing one player and Stonesfield losing two players. The crucial element being that Stonesfield had no substitutes and had to finish the game with nine men. Carterton were clinical with their numerical advantage and increased the pressure on their opponents. Carl Williams slotted home a double with further goals from Chris Hirons and Jamie Stalker as Carterton secured a 4-1 victory.

The final spot in the semi-final line up goes to Bampton United Reserves after they overcame Kingham Reserves.
James Haley and Ed Norris (2) hit the net in securing safe passage for the Division Four side. Sam Selley hit Kingham's consolation the 3-1 defeat.

Premier Division

Carterton Rangers and Carterton Town A faced off for the second time in three weeks and in contrast to the eight goal epic from three weeks previous, a much more timid affair, in terms of goals, took place.
It finished 2-0 to Carterton Town A this time around. Goals from Rich Hall and Wes Christian giving Town their first league win of the season.

Division One

In the absence of a game for Minster Lovell Reserves, Enstone managed to elevate themselves back to the summit of Division One after a close victory over Witney Royals.
Damon Tolley and Robbie Cockroft both scored once each for Royals but they were undone by a goal from Connor Bott and a brace from Dan Bott as Enstone captured the three points.

Division Three

It’s four wins from four as Bletchington continue to set the pace at the top of Division Three. This time, FC Mills were their victims as they relentlessly fired six past their hosts.
Michael Trafford, Chris Thorne, Jamie Hudson and Tom Knox all scored once each. Richie Wells fired in a brace to complete the scoring and keep Bletchington top.

Chipping Norton Town lead the chasing pack after a tight 1-0 victory over Wootton Sports. Shaun Clarke proving to be the difference maker as Chipping Norton moved up to second with their third league win of the season.

Division Four

Ethan Barrett scored a hat-trick as Spartan Rangers jumped their opponents, Brize Norton Reserves, in the Division Four standings. Jason Hirschfield and Paul Morrison hit back for Brize but Spartan held on for a 3-2 win.

FC Ascott had dreams of capturing their first points of the season as they went 2-0 up against Sherbourne Harriers. Jason Bufton and Chris Blayney finding the net to give Ascott the lead.
But Sherbourne hit back through Josh Betteridge's four-timer and with Ed Wembridge completing the scoring, Sherbourne eventually ran out 5-2 victors to record consecutive league victories

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