Match Reports - Week 23

By Ant Barlow

Saturday 5th March 2011

Fred Ford Quarter Finals
North Leigh dumped their league rivals Freeland out of the cup with a 2-0 score line. Jason Lonsdale and Tom Townsend scored the telling goals.

Matt Smith, Tony Bott and Andy Woodley all scored in Charlbury Town’s 3-1 win over Minster Lovell. Ed Dunn scored the hosts lone reply.

Senior Challenge Cup
A late Joel King penalty was enough to see Hailey through to the next round of the Senior Cup with a 1-0 win over Ducklington.

Junior Challenge Cup
Stanton Harcourt brushed aside Aston 4-1 in their cup tie. Matt Brown scored for the hosts, but goals a brace a piece from Dan Hackett and George Woodcock was enough to see the visitors through.

Brize Norton made easy work of despatching two Rivers with a 6-0 thrashing. The visitors played the match with 9 players and paid the price as Richard Taylor (2), Mark Jewell (2), Paul Morrison and Steve Morgan scored the winning goals.

Holders FC Chequers got back to winning ways with a 2-0 win over West Witney. Dan Harwood netted both goals.

Supplementary Cup
FC Chequers are through to the semi finals after a convincing 3-0 win over Chipping Norton Town Reserves. The visitors scored with a Dave Webb penalty and strikes from Tom Gonzales and Ben Davies.

Carterton Pumas also eased through to the semi’s after a 6-0 trouncing of Aston Reserves. Carl Norton (2), Ryan Maddison, Keiron Lace, Dean Matthews and Dan Shillington got on the score sheet.

AFC Marlborough came from 3-0 down against Kingham AB Reserves to level the tie before winning 4-3 on penalties. Sam Philpotts (2), Tom Edgington and Ben Harris scored for the hosts, but two each from Bruce Wilson and Steve Foreman brought parity to the score line. However, the visitors held their nerve in the shoot out to progress.

Premier Division
Spartan Rangers increased their lead at the top of the Premier Division to points after a 3-0 win over Kingham AB, Dave Cross netted a brace with Jon Reeves getting the other.

Witney Royals came from behind to beat Combe 3-2 in a thrilling match. Matt Baker and Simon Gale scored for the hosts but goals from Tom Kempster, Steve Brazier and a screamer from Jack Kennedy proved to be the difference.

Wychwood Forest and AC Finstock drew 1-1 with Dan Sollis and Gary McKinnon getting on the scoring for Wychwood and Finstock respectively.

Division One
Chad Park moved 4 points clear in Division One after beating Ducklington Reserves 4-1. Martin Plumbridge, Dan Townsend, Tom Cleevely and George Slatter scored for Chad with Stu Cutts replying for Duck.

A single Steve Bircher goal was the difference in FC Nomads 1-0 win over Hanborough Reserves.

Division Two
Joe Hatt scored for strugglers Hailey Reserves in their 1-0 win over Charlbury Town Reserves. The strike earned the win and the all-important 3 points which lifts Hailey out of the drop zone.

Milton Also won 1-0. Pip Benfield scored the goal in the slim victory which saw visitors Wootton fall into the bottom two.

Brize Norton Reserves put some distance between themselves and the relegation places after beating hosts, Witney Royals Reserves 2-1. Neil Barratt scored for Royals with Shaun Rawlings and Liam O’Brien scoring for Brize.

Ashley Scearce scored a hat trick in Middle Barton’s 3-1 win over Southrop. Bradley Bridgewater replied for the hosts.

Division Three
Eynsham SSC moved into second place after a well fought 3-2 win over fellow title hopefuls North Leigh B. The visitors push for promotion faltered yet again as they fell to goals form Max Leach, Chris Leach and Stu Fisher after Dan Tasker and Lewis Hathaway has drawn the game level.

West Witney capitalised on North Leigh’s slip to move 5 points clear of now second placed Eynsham. West Witney beat Tackley 3-0 with Jamie Goodwin bagging another brace. Sam Wheeler grabbed the other.

FC Mills Reserves look to be in dire trouble after going down 4-1 to Minster Lovell Reserves. Jordan Saverton scored for Mills who are still without a point and could be relegated within the next two games unless they can orchestrate the great escape. For Minster, it was Josh Bennett, Ryan Maskery, Chris Barber and Mykel Ryan who all found the back of the net.

Division Four
FC Hollybush edged 3 points closer to top spot after beating Freeland B 3-0. In what was a physical but fairly contested match, goals from Dan Smith, Dan Search and a Steve Aldous penalty proved to be enough to see off the visitors.

Corinthains went down 4-1 to Spartan Rangers A with Tom Merchant (2), Andy Sigsworth and James Macke getting on the score sheet. Simon Gibbs returned from the wilderness to score for Corinthians.

The points were shared at Ducklington, where Duck B drew 1-1 with Eynsham A. Bradley Oliver scored for Duck after Jon Room had put Eynsham ahead.

Where next?

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