Match Reports - Week 18

By Ant Barlow

Saturday 29th January 2011

Andy Woodley and Matt Smith both found the back of the net in Charlbury Town’s 2-0 win over Enstone in the OFA Charity Cup.

It was the same score line that saw both Hailey and Ducklington out of the cup with the W&D sides losing to Oxford Irish and Marston Saints respectively.

Premier Division
Aston Leach bagged a brace in Hanborough’s 4-0 win over AC Finstock. Liam Harris and Richard Rouse scored the other goals in the match which saw Boro’ move to just two points behind leaders Ducklington and retain second place ahead of Spartan Rangers.

Rangers themselves picked up 3 points in a 4-1 win over Bottom side Minster Lovell. James Clarke scored two with Dave Cross and Matt Townsend adding. Edd Dunn replied in vain for Minster.

Witney Royals earned only their second win with a 4-0 victory over Kingham AB. Matt Thompson lead the way with a hat trick as Steve Green added the fourth.

Division One
The only game in Division One to survive the frost was FC Nomads v Chad Park. Despite a valiant effort, were undone 1-0 thanks to a Tim Allen strike for Division leaders Chad.

Division Two
Stanton Harcourt missed the chance to take top spot as they were held to a 3-3 draw by Brize Norton Reserves. However, it could have been worse as the visitors led 3-2 at half time. Paul Morrison, Rob Hook and Chris King had given Brize the lead at the break but goals from Billy Jones (2) and Ben Calcutt rescued a point.

Witney Royals Reserves inflicted Middle Barton’s second defeat of the season courtesy of a 3-1 score line. Neil Barrett struck twice with a Dan Hall goal adding to the tally. George Kay replied for the visitors.

Goal Keeper, Leigh Grant scored from the spot to secure a 1-0 win for Wootton over Milton.

Simon Williams (2) and Shane Imms scored the goals for Southrop to earn a 3-2 win over visitors Spartan Rangers Reserves. Tom Harwood and Damien Perks goals were not enough for Spartan.

Division Three
North Leigh A moved into top spot for the first time this season after a 4-2 win over promotion rivals Freeland. Ryan Inch and Adrian Wheeler gave the visitors a half time lead but Lewis Hathaway and Dan Tasker each bagged a brace to give North Leigh the points and top spot.

West Witney Reserves slipped to second after only managing a 2-2 draw with Chipping Norton Reserves. Reece Bayliss scored either side of half time for Chippy but a brace from Jamie Goodwin on WW secured a point.

John Ayres netted his 40th goal of the season as he banged in a 5-timer against FC Mills Reserves. Jordan and Anthony Saverton both scored for Mills but Lee Parsons added to Ayres 5 giving Eynsham SSC a 7-2 win over the hosts.

Witney Royals A put last week’s humiliation behind them by earning all three points in a tight 2-1 win over Aston Reserves. The hosts took the lead with a great strike from Matt Britt; an early substitution for the injured Si Isherwood. The lead was short lived as a careless challenge in the box gifted Royals a penalty minutes later. Ben Green despatched the spot kick, his second in two matches. Andy Cross netted the winner in the second half to take all three points in a fairly even match.

The points were shared in the match between Minster Lovell Reserves and Kingham AB Reserves which ended 1-1. Mykel Ryan and Tom Edgington getting the goals for Minster and Kingham Respectively.

FC Chequers Reserves picked up another win after beating Tackley 4-2. Richard Hatton and Craig Broome scored for the hosts but goals from Stuart Lodge, Steve Foster, Dean Jeffs and Sean Rayfield sealed the result.

Division Four
Carterton Pumas continued their relentless march towards the Division Four title with a convincing 4-0 win over FC Hollybush. Dean Matthews and David Wanless grabbed two goals each.

AFC Marlborough are hot on the leaders heels after a 4-1 win over Wychwood Forest Reserves. Matt Herbert scored for the hosts but goals from Steve Foreman (2), Adam Kelly and John Clements put the result beyond doubt.

Freeland B beat Eynsham SSC Reserves 5-3. Ben James grabbed a hat trick with Andy Bell and Tom Mason adding. Keith Byles, Stu Fisher and Anthony Shorter replied for Eynsham.

Where next?

Match Reports - Week 19 Saturday 5th February 2011
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