Week 32 and Cup Match Reports

By David Evans

Deer Park Rangers are Division Three champions

Junior Cup

The Junior Cup will be contested between a mix of sides from Division One and Division Two. With Chadlington promoted to the Senior Cup for this season because of their lofty league position, we are guaranteed new winners for this season.

Only two ties were required in the opening round. John Chapman’s second half strike was enough to edge FC Mills past last year’s Supplementary Cup winners, Yarnton A. CHQ United beat Faringdon Development by the odd goal in seven to make it into the last 16.

Round two saw all eight ties take place on a Tuesday evening.
Cassington Rangers were the big winners, thrashing Brize Norton 8-1. Cassington had five on the board before the break. Charlie Nelson scored twice in the opening ten minutes before Will Morris scored after sixteen minutes. Nelson had his hat-trick by the 21st minute. Three minutes before half-time Ross Lewington scored to make it five to leave Brize reeling. It slowed down slightly in the second half. Nelson picked up his fourth eight minutes after the restart and then Tyler Walker and Declan Green added the others in the comfortable win.

Moreton Rangers Reserves remain in the hunt for a double this season as they beat Division One’s Combe 4-1. Moreton who are well in charge of the Division Two title race eased past their higher league opposition thanks to goals from Tom Pashley, Lee Brooks and Javan Nurse’s double.

Two more Division Two sides beat Division One opposition on the night. Siege, last year’s runners up, beat Spartan Rangers 2-0. CHQ United beat Hailey Reserves 5-2.

In an all Division One tie, Heyford Athletic beat Hanborough Reserves 2-0 to prevent them doing a Jack Busby/Junior Cup double this year.

High flying Bampton United beat Eynsham. Mark Norridge, Adam Lee and Rui Alves scored one each in the 3-1 win, with Luke Hayes replying for Eynsham.

Wootton Sports knocked out FC Mills with a 3-1 away victory. Alfie Hartwell scored for Mills but Wootton progressed thanks to goals from Jack Peas, Craig Gilboy and Jamie McGuiag.

Kingham received a walkover victory against Leafield.

Junior Cup Quarter Final Draw
Kingham All Blacks vs Heyford Athletic
CHQ United vs Moreton Rangers
Wootton Sports vs Bampton United
Siege vs Cassington Rangers

Supplementary Cup

The Supplementary Cup will be contested between the remaining Division Two sides and all of Division Three teams. Last year’s winners, Yarnton A, have been promoted to the Junior Cup, so we will have new winners this year.

Two first round ties required to get the number of sides remaining down to 16. Bampton Reserves thrashed Eynsham Reserves 6-1 to carry on their fine form of late. Yet another Chris Laurence hat-trick did half the damage. Adam Davis (2) and Daniel Paintin scored the other goals. Owen Johnson did at least get Eynsham on the score sheet.

A much closer affair between Faringdon A and Spartan Reserves. Kurtis James Hiscock and Euan Clarke both scored for Spartan but a Tom Burdett double brought Faringdon back in the game and Chris Rutt fired home a third to put Faringdon through.

Into the last 16 and Bampton Reserves journey ended at the hands of Yarnton B. It finished 1-1 after Dan Paintin had scored for Bampton and Sean Dyer replied for Yarnton. Yarnton then went on to win 5-4 on penalties.

Penalties were also responsible for two other games. The all Division Three encounter between the top two, Aston Reserves and Deer Park Rangers, ended 0-0. Aston then got revenge for their recent league defeat by edging the shootout 4-3.

Leafield Reserves won 5-3 on penalties against Faringdon A after a 1-1 draw in normal time. Mykel Ryan and Chris Rutt scored for their respective teams, before Leafield prevailed in the battle from twelve yards.

Stonesfield Reserves beat Heyford Athletic Reserves 2-0. Goals from Ryan Bennett and Jordan Newman sealed the win for Stonesfield.

Carterton Town advanced to the last eight with a 4-2 win over Witney Royals Reserves. Alex Twigg and Corey Donohoe scored for Royals to put them well in the contest. Tyler Webster, Jake Underwood, William Brothwell and Travis Cozier scored for Town.

Sherborne Harriers beat Chadlington Reserves by the odd goal in five. Josh Betteridge and Ian Mitchell scored for Sherborne, Shane Peedle and Brinley Mayne scored for Chadlington but a Chadlington own goal gave Sherborne victory and a place in the last eight.

Tower Hill Reserves beat Kingham Reserves 2-1.

Milton Reserves received a walkover victory after the match against Bourton Rovers Reserves

Supplementary Cup Quarter Final Draw

Sherborne Harriers vs Milton under Wychwood Reserves
Stonesfield Reserves vs Leafield Reserves
Tower Hill Reserves vs Aston Reserves
Yarnton B vs Carterton Town

Senior Cup

No upsets in the Senior Cup as the Premier Division sides knocked out all the Division One teams in a show of strength from the top division.

In the battle between the two league leaders, Tower Hill battled valiantly against a strong RAF Brize Norton team. Matthew Hunt scored for Tower but top scorer Dave Wanless found the net once again this term and Ben Treadgold scored a second for a narrow RAF win.

It was much more comfortable in the other ties. Milton under Wychwood had three different goal scorers as they saw off promotion contenders Ducklington. William Collett, Ryan Oliver and Josh Catling all contributing in the 3-0 win.

It was the same score line for Hook Norton as they saw off Chadlington. Logan Mitchell’s brace and a third from Max Bayliss put Hooky into the last eight.

Hanborough knocked out Aston inside ninety minutes. Jack Morton’s early goal separated the sides. Aston battled hard without creating any clear chances of note. Craig Johnson secured the win late on as he picked up on a loose clearance by the Aston keeper and he nonchalantly slotted home from all of 35 yards out for a 2-0 win.

Senior Cup Quarter Final Draw

Charlbury Town vs RAF Brize Norton
Enstone Sports vs Hailey
Hanborough vs Stonesfield
Milton under Wychwood vs Hook Norton

Division One

Victories for the top five mean that the title and promotion races rumble on for another week.

Tower Hill beat Cassington Rangers 2-0 to remain top but still aren’t guaranteed promotion or the title just yet. Jamie Harris and Jack Scott’s goals maintained Tower’s six-point lead at the top.

Chadlington helped themselves to the best goal difference amongst the promotion chasers after delivering a 7-1 thrashing of Hanborough Reserves. Chadlington were 4-0 up inside twenty minutes thanks to goals from Alfie Peachey (2), Prince Nyongolo and Hans Korge. Matt Waller added one more before half-time. Peachey then completed his hat-trick fifteen minutes from time before Nyongolo grabbed his second of the game five minutes later. Carl Austin scored Hanborough’s consolation.

Ducklington stayed third thanks to a 3-1 win over Spartan Rangers. They stayed two points ahead of Bampton who received a walkover victory against Combe.

Aston completed the top five victory round-up, beating Eynsham 2-1. Peter Edwards scored for Eynsham but Connor Newcombe and Kieran Watts scored one each for Aston to leave them three points behind Ducklington with three games in hand. Eynsham remain in the bottom two, one point from safety.

Haiey Reserves are just outside the drop zone after falling to a 5-1 reverse at the hands of Heyford Athletic. Sean Wood scored Hailey’s goal but Heyford prepared for the Junior Shield final in the best possible way. Robert Gosling scored a hat-trick. Jack Duggan and Filipe Bonito scored the extras.

Witney Royals moved themselves to a position of relative safety and left Brize Norton still in deep trouble as they dished out a 6-1 thrashing on Saturday. Dan Townsend scored twice with Ryan Colleton, Jamie Kennedy, Tom Williams and Luke Rippington adding further goals. Dylan Briggs hit back for Brize but they stay just two points ahead of Eynsham and have a far inferior goal difference.

Division Two

Goals galore in Division Two with 29 goals scored in five games.

Scoring more than a third of those goals were Faringdon Development, who smashed ten past Witney Royals Reserves. Richard Evans led the way with a hat-trick. Adam Sly scored twice with one goal each for Robbie Harrington, Justin Yates, Andy Makepeace, Ethan Thompson and Peter Fletcher helping Faringdon to their biggest win of the season. Corey Donohoe scored the scant consolation in the 10-1 reverse. Faringdon still possess an outside chance of promotion but will need results elsewhere to go their way. Royals now find themselves bottom after Freeland’s withdrawal from the league.

Wootton Sports lead the chase for the top two after their 4-1 win over Milton Reserves. Lee Spencer (2), Jamie McGuaig and Bradley Fine scored for Wootton. Ryan James hit back for Milton. Wootton trail CHQ by four points but have three games in hand.

Moreton Rangers are just four points away from the Division Two title after a Javan Nurse brace earned them their 19th league win of the season. They will be champions next Saturday if Wootton don’t beat FC Mills and they earn at least a point themselves at Milton Reserves.

Speaking of FC Mills, a James Morgan hat-trick gave them all three points on their travels to Chadlington Reserves. Shane Peedle and Aaron Bennett replied in the second half for the home side but Alfie Hartwell’s second goal in two games cemented a 4-2 win.

A late Gez Morgan brace saw Siege snatch victory from the jaws of defeat at Leafield. Leafield started with only nine and Siege took the lead inside 7 minutes thanks to Jonny Dover. Leafield were back to 11 by the fifteen-minute mark and equalised thanks to Guilherme Alessi. Siege should have been ahead ten minutes later only for Dover to blaze over from three yards in front of an open net. Level at the break and then Leafield scored from a corner in the second half. The Siege keeper spilling the ball when contested in the air and Gustavo Alessi fired the loose ball home. For all of Siege’s huffing and puffing no clear chances were created. A late change saw Morgan reintroduced and he popped up in the box ten minutes from time to slot the ball home. Then, as the clock ticked to ninety, he skipped into the left side of the box and his cross-cum-shot span over the keeper’s head and into the far corner for a late winner.

Division Three

We do have our first league champions of the year. Deer Park Rangers were made to work hard by Stonesfield Reserves but eventually came away with the three points that crowned them as title winners. Charlie Brand-Wiggins gave Stonesfield a first half lead, from a corner. They held that lead into the second half but were undone by a long-range Brandon Laing strike. Jamie Horne’s free kick, which flew into the top corner in the final moments, gave Rangers a 2-1 win and an unassailable twelve-point lead at the summit. Congratulations!

Aston Reserves tightened their grip on the second promotion place as they used their game in hand to move three points clear of Carterton Town. A 3-1 win over visiting Kingham saw them take control with three games left to go. Harrison Cameron, Tome Merchant and Charlie Harper all scored one each. Josh Silvester hit back for Kingham.

Heyford Athletic Reserves missed the chance to go third as they dropped points to bottom side Leafield Reserves. Josh Haynes and Josh Smith both scored for Heyford. Gary Mitchell scored his third goal in two games and Benjamin Russell’s goal meant the points were shared.

Eynsham Reserves’ recent upturn in form continued as they earned their fourth win in six with a 3-2 win over Faringdon. Chris Rutt’s brace gave Faringdon hopes of a seventh win of the season but Martin Edwards, Owen Johnson and Matthew Hughes-Dahill scored one each for Eynsham’s ninth win of the season.

Yarnton B received a walkover victory from Tower Hill Reserves.

Where next?

Cup round up and Week 33 reports Two more league champions confirmed and cup quarter finals complete
Week 30 & 31 round up Hanborough Reserves are Jack Busby champions!

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