Dave Wanless scored twice to take his personal tally to four goals this season as RAF Brize Norton stormed past Stonesfield on Saturday afternoon. Brize captured their fourth win of the season against last season’s runners up thanks to further goals from Sean Clerkin, Ben Treadgold and Dave Rabbich. Jacob Oliver’s brace for Stonesfield meant the game finished 5-2 but left Stonesfield facing their fourth defeat of the season already.
Jay Mair returned to haunt Enstone as his brace earned Hook Norton a tight victory. Nathan Kelly gave Enstone the lead as early as the eighth minute with a header from a corner that was spotted by the referee to have hit the net and then bounced out. Enstone dominated but were hit on the break in the 36th minute as Jay Mair scored his first goal of the game. Another counter attack, another goal as Ben Haynes stole the lead for Hooky on the brink of half-time and they led 2-1 at the break. Just seven minutes into the second half and Jay Mair had his second to give the away side daylight. Just past the hour mark and Dan Bott scored for Enstone to halve the deficit but despite losing a man to the sin bin, Hooky held on to move into second place in the league.
Hanborough and Charlbury couldn’t be separated in their early season mid-table battle at Nine Acres. A win for either side would have put them in touching distance of the top two but neither side could grab an all-important winner. It finished two each in the end, Mark Goode and David Jenkins’ goals for Charlbury cancelled out by Aston Leach and Charlie Collins for the away side.
A week later than everyone else but worth the wait for Milton under Wychwood as they beat Glory Farm in the Junior Shield. Josh Catling’s brace gave the home side the momentum they needed. Nathan Randall added one more in the 3-1 win. Milton are rewarded with an away trip to Hanborough in round two.
Round Two Draw (Witney and District sides only). Ties to be played 4th November (unless stated).
Hailey vs Leys United
Hanborough vs Milton under Wychwood
Union Street vs Tower Hill
Charlbury vs Cassington Rangers
Hardwick Sports vs Eynsham
Aston vs Ivy FC (11th November)
Chesterton vs Deer Park Rangers
Ducklington vs Freeland
Enstone vs Longford Park
Bampton vs Leafield
Chadlington vs SWIS
Heyford Athletic vs Hornton
Bodicote vs Wootton
Stonesfield vs MINI FC
A second half onslaught saw Aston cruise to victory over Brize Norton on Saturday afternoon. A relatively even first half looked to be coming to a goalless conclusion until Nick Rose’s thunderbolt found the top corner two minutes before the break to give Aston a half-time lead. They then proceeded to score seven in the second period as their tenacity and skill worked round tiring Brize legs for their biggest win of the season. Lewis Scott stole the headlines with a hat-trick, the pick of the bunch being a delightful diving header at the back post. Connor Newcombe scored twice and Andrew Horne scored once. Brize got on the scoresheet thanks to a Dylan Briggs penalty but Nick Rose bookended the scoring with a 91st minute bullet that flew past the keeper for an easy win.
A fast start from Cassington Rangers earned them their third win in five games to burst into the top three. Max Gallagher had Cassington ahead as early as the ninth minute and Neal Hobday doubled their lead nine minutes later against Spartan Rangers. That was it for the goal scoring antics to move Cassington into third and leave Spartan bottom.
Bampton United remain unbeaten this season but were held to a 1-1 draw away to Ducklington on Saturday. George Townsend scored for the hosts, James Haley scored for the fourth game in a row to ensure the points were shared.
Chadlington’s unbeaten start came to an end at the hands of Hanborough Reserves. Ethan Bennet and Hans Korge both scored first half goals for Chadlington but Hanborough went one better in the ninety minutes to inflict a first loss of the year on the boys in blue. Jack Simmonds, Adam Butcher and Travis O’Connor all scored for a third win of the year.
Eynsham won by the same scoreline as they beat Combe. Ciaran Northwood and Luke Barton scored for Combe but a combination of Andrew Stratford, Jake Smitten and Ben Oates earned Eynsham their second win of the season.
Moreton Rangers Reserves and Wootton Sports managed to maintain their 100% starts to the season against high-flying opposition.
Moreton beat CHQ United 6-0. The sides started the day level on points but Moreton cruised to yet another comfortable win. A CHQ United own goal, with further strikes from Lee Brooks, Callum Peters, Kerion Harte, Tom Newbould and Edward Churchill made for a resounding win as Moreton returned to the top.
Wootton beat Siege in a much tighter contest. Chris Hirons and Danny Allsworth’s goals had Siege well in the game but an Asha Townsend brace plus a Luke Legget strike gave Wootton a sixth straight win to leave them second.
FC Mills will look back on their game against Milton under Wychwood Reserves and perhaps think about two points lost in their pursuit of Moreton and Wootton. Milton, with only three points from their opening five games battled hard against a Mills side who started the day top of the table. Jason Hester and Mitchell Constable scored for Milton, Darren Craig and Tyler Harris replied for Mills who drop to third as a result of the draw. FC Mills host Moreton Rangers next week.
Faringdon Town Development jumped into fourth place thanks to a 5-2 win over Yarnton A. A Richard Evans double set them well on their way, Andy Makepeace, Jamie Arlott and Martyn gatehouse added the extras. Ethan Penney and Ben Fouracre scored in reply for Yarnton.
Fred Ford Cup
Just two first round ties were required in the first round of the Fred Ford Cup.
Division Two Leafield avoided an upset against Division Three’s Carterton Town, but they were made to work hard to get into round two. Brian King and James Harvey had Town well in the contest but Leafield squeezed through thanks to goals from Guilherme Alessi, Marcus Vinicius and Guilherme Antonio Silva.
Deer Park Rangers continued their fine form with a 6-0 win over Sherborne Harriers. Three goals in each half did the trick for the Division Three high flyers. Cullen Angus, Ethan Phillips-Richardson and Harry Edwards scored before the break. Angus got his second just after the break with James Scott and Ben Delnevo finishing off the scoring.
First round ties will culminate with Bourton Rovers vs Kingham All Blacks on Wednesday night at Bourton Rovers FC.
Fred Ford Round Two Draw
Yarnton vs Enstone
Moreton Rangers vs Siege
Hailey vs Milton under Wychwood
Deer Park Rangers vs Hanborough
Heyford Atheltic vs Charlbury Town
Leafield vs Stonesfield
Wooton vs Faringdon Town Development
Ducklington vs Aston
Hook Norton vs FC Mills
Tower Hill vs Spartan Rangers
RAF Brize vs Witney Royals
CHQ United vs Combe
Eynsham vs Chadlington
Cassington vs Brize Norton
Freeland vs Bourton or Kingham
Bampton vs Carterton United
Jack Busby Memorial Trophy
Hailey Reserves started their defence of the Jack Busby Memorial Trophy with a 4-1 win over Chadlington Reserves. Bradley Evans and Sam Wheeler scored once with Seb White bagging a brace. George Slatter replied for Chadlington.
Ethan Barrett’s four-timer helped Tower Hill Reserves record the biggest win of the day overall as they powered past Leafield Reserves in Division Three. Tom Costley carried on his fine first team form as he helped out the Reserve side with two goals during the 9-0 win. Jason Bufton, Liam Aust and Sam Doherty added the other three for Tower’s fourth win of the season.
With Deer Park Rangers in Fred Ford action, Aston Reserves were able to bounce back from their defeat last week with a 4-1 win over Bampton Reserves. Arron Mullis scored for Bampton but Reece Wain, Alex Murrell and Nikolas Zawal’s brace from off the bench secured a tidy win for the away side.
Heyford Athletic Reserves find themselves at the summit as they made it six wins from six against Faringdon Town A. The defence were in fine form as they kept a clean sheet whilst they put five in at the other end. George Stimson, Jamie Hadley and Jack Scott all got in on the action to put Heyford top.
Wins are like buses for Yarnton B who recorded their second win in as many weeks with victory over Eynsham Reserves. David Baron and Marco Armellin scored one each in a tight 2-1 win.
Nothing could separate Stonesfield Reserves and Spartan Reserves in the battle near the bottom. Both sides walked away with a point in each team’s second draw of the season. Jake Burden’s goal cancelled out by Jack Ryan Estus-Bird’s goal.