Bluefin Sport Challenge Cup Round 2
The second round of the League Cup commenced under lights on Friday night, a Gloucestershire derby, Tuffley Rovers hosting Brimscombe & Thrupp. The visitors scored the only goals of the game, a goal in each half, Ben Prictor 10 , Jack Smith 65.
Saturday’s fixtures saw Ardley United and Flackwell Heath play extra time. A 1-1 score after that, Leam Howards for Ardley Jamie Essex for Flackwell, needed a penalty shoot out to decide the score, The Heathens finally won 8-9 on penalties. Ascot United lost 1-2 to Highmoor Ibis, Ibis took the lead in the first half through Jamie Piercy 34, but the 90th minute of the game gave Ascot hope through a Paul Coyne penalty, only to see their hope snatched from them by another Piercy strike a minute later. Binfield entertained Division Two Oxford City Development. Premier Division Binfield striking seven goals, Liam Ferdinand notching a first half treble 3,10,11, Matt Jones 24 Sean Moore 44 Mo Davies 76 Luke Hayden 85 all scored, but credit to City’s Sami Khawaja who also hit three. Lydney Town made a 200 mile round trip to take on Division One Chalfont Wasps, returning home with a place in the next round, Liam Cox 34 and Jamie Addiss 38 gave Lydney a two goal lead at the break, Jack Pearce 76 pulled one back for the Wasps. Division One sides Chinnor and Didcot Town Reserves were level at 1-1 at half time, Stuart Maclellan 21 for Chinnor, Jack Kitchener (p) 27 for the Railwaymen, Chinnor’s Gary Marshall 65 minute strike took them through to the next round. One West Easington Sports won 2-0 against Premier Division high flyers Thame United. Josh Northam scoring a goal in each half 31, 55. Holyport made short work of North Leigh Reserves, Attrell 4 Whitfield 6 Rake 55 Gardner 88 scored for Port, Kato 45 for NorLye. A Shaun O'Connor hat trick 22, 35, 80, settled the match for Premier Division Longlevens against a competitive Rayners Lane side, the One East side scored twice Damiola Thomas 10 Oliver Leslie 60.
Brackley Town Saints suffered a 9-0 drubbing at the hands of Bracknell Town ten days ago. The sides met again at Brackley today, another win for the Robins though more respectable from a Saints view, Joe Grant 40 TJ Bohane 45 Dave Hancock 84 scored for the Robins.
Oxford City Nomads and Highworth Town had to wait until the second half before any goals were recorded, with Highworth taking the points, Matthew Peake-Pijnen 82 Billy Gillett 90 on target for Nomads, Aysa Corrick 60 Ashley Edenborough 75 80 for the Worthians.
AFC Aldermaston saw Bicester Town walk away with the points through a single goal by Ricardo Benjamin 30. Finchampstead scored a penalty in the last minute of normal time Harry Swabey 90 (p) though Penn & Tylers Green had sown the result by then Fred Tripp 28 (p) 82 Casey Barroco 60. Headington Amateur's also saw their opponents, Woodley United, walk away with the points through a single goal from Danny Horscroft 18. Wantage Town Reserves again lost heavily this time to Sandhurst Town, Sean Delfosse 20 Alex Penny 29 49 Maurice Black 87 Charlie Harwood 90, were on target.
Division One West
Letcombe lost 1-2 to Purton, Letcombe goal scored by Jordan Davies 38, Purton scored in each half Matt Bennett 9 Jamie Sheppard 81. Milton United lost at home to Clanfield 85, Chris Brind 90 on target for the Miltonians, Chris Blakley 58 Alex Povey 90 for Clanny. Tytherington Rocks still endeavour for their first league victory and came close against Cheltenham Saracens, Jamel Fisher 28 opened the scoring for the Rocks, Cedric Matando 65 replied for the Sara’s. Woodstock Town opened the scoring through Ryan Thorne 18, though that was before the Fairford Town floodgates opened, Jason Milhench 36 58 Levi Cox 64 71 84 Josh Morse 55 Lee Smith 74 Jack Ellis 78 were on the score sheet for Fairford.
Berks & Bucks Senior Trophy
United Counties League Newport Pagnell Town hosted struggling Uhlsport Hellenic Premier Divison Burnham, Newport had registered four goals before Sam Odousanya 68 hit the net for Burnham.
Buildbase FA Vase First Round Proper
From the eleven Hellenic clubs that took the field in this cup competition four are in the draw for the next round.
In the All Hellenic game Abingdon United from Division West took the lead with a Sam Wharton goal against runaway Premier leaders Thatcham Town. Lewis Brownhills drew the visitor’s level before the interval and James Tennant netted twice in the second half
Hellenic versus South Counties East (ex-Kent) League. Lydney Town travelled from the west to play 11th placed Canterbury City. The home side held the advantage all of the game. Rob Lawrence and Dave Pilcher scored before the break. Declan Morley-Lyne got one back before Matt Martin restored the two goal advantage.
Bracknell Town went to 8th place Croydon and took an early lead through TJ Bohane, before the home side ran away with the game scoring four times. Ascot United visited 5th placed Holland & Blair. Neither side looked like finding the net on a difficult pitch until Gavin Brainch did the trick with almost the last kick of the game.
Hellenic versus Wessex League. Fairford Town hosted 10th placed Andover Town and went two behind in the first half with goals from Connor Cocklan and Luke Dempsey. After the interval Lee Smith got one back with a spot kick, but the equaliser was a step too far. Tuffley Rovers made short work of bottom three Sherborne Town. Their goals came from Brett James, Jamie Goodwin, and a couple from Ashley Davies. A first half goal from Ollie Pitt won the game for Brimscombe & Thrupp at mid-table Amesbury Town
Hellenic League versus Spartan South Midlands League. Flackwell Heath hosted 4th placed Cockfosters. Ben Hart scored for the visitors on the stroke of the interval. Ioannis Varoucakis scored twice more for them to move into the next round. Highmoor-Ibis were down to ten men after twenty minutes at home to mid-table Holmer Green. The visitors took full advantage and scored very quickly and held on to the win
Hellenic League versus Combined Counties League. Howard Newton scored early for Walton & Hersham in 5th spot at home to Thame United. Jordan Wisdom-Muir secured the game for them with a couple after the break.
On Sunday 23rd October AC London, playing at Banstead Athletic's ground, hosted Highworth Town. With a minute of normal time left the Worthians looked to be making their exit from the competition. London's Michael Pacey had opened the scoring on six minutes, Aysa Corrick leveled on 13 minutes. London scored again in the second half, through Mustaphar Ibrahim and that looked to be the final result until Corrick pulled another goal out of the bag on 89 minutes. Ibrahim added another in the first period of extra time, and Highworth's Ashley Edenborough followed suit in the second period. The replay takes place at Highworth on Wednesday evening.
After a poor start to the season Ardley United climbed to mid-table with a fine win at home to Royal Wootton Bassett. Goals from Jack Ross and Matt Cruse in the last quarter after a Steve Yeardley strike saw the visitors ahead at the interval.
Henley Town’s Dan Davies opened the scoring before goals from Brad Martin, Shaun O'Connor and Monty Welch gave the points to visitors Longlevens AFC
At the top unbeaten Penn & Tylers Green put twelve past struggling Wantage Town at French School Meadows. Lee Thompson and Fred Tripp got five each, with others from Casey Bocarro and Adam Parsons. Chris Compton got one back. Headington Amateur's in runner up spot, kept one point behind the leaders with a 4-2 victoryat Wokingham & Emmbrook Chalfont Wasps hosted a Woodley United side that boasted a 100% league record. This they maintained, scoring five times. Charlie Oakley with four, and Greg Beckett were on target. Garluwa Sandy struck a consolation. A Kai Parton-Edy hat-trick for AFC Aldermaston took the points at Finchampstead whose reply came from Jon Malone Neither side could score at Didcot Town with the visit of Chinnor. Holyport lost at home to Rayners Lane by the odd goal in three. The visitor’s goals came from Luke Dexter and an Own Goal with Paul Rake getting one back.
With the morning League leaders Fairford Town in cup action, Hook Norton in second overtook them with three points at Shortwood United. They strode into a two goal lead after twenty minutes with an own goal followed by one from Dan Reeves. The home side got one back from Ayo Ajijedidun towards the end. Shrivenham in 4th hosted Purton from two places below at Barrington Park. The visitors went home with the points with strikes from Joe Herbert from the spot in the opening minute, and two late in the game from Shannon Pocock. A first half goal from Josh Northam for Easington Sports took the points at Clanfield 85. A goal at each end in the last five minutes of the first half earned Letcombe and Milton United equal share of the points at Bassett Road Recreation Ground. Adam Bruce for the visitors and then Tom Rowe. The bottom two also drew by the same score. Woodstock Town’s goal came from Patrick Beckford with Tytherington Rocks’ equaliser coming from Luke Whittam.
Bluefin Sport Hellenic Challenge Cup
Sandhurst Town won by the odd goal in five at Cirencester Town Development. Richard Hughes got two and Charlie Horwood added another. Home side scoring came from Max Arnold and an Own Goal.
GFA Senior Amateur (North) Cup
Lydbrook Athletic were soundly beaten at home by Hellenic League Division Two side Moreton Rangers.
The big news today came from Burnham where they won their first points of the season by beating near neighbours Ascot United by the odd goal in three. Calvin Kalinga and Elliot Amadeau got the goals for the home side after Louie Gilpin had opened the scoring.
League leaders Thatcham Town increased their lead with a 3-2 win at home to mid-table Highworth Town. Ashley Edenborough put the visitors two ahead before the interval. Back came Thatcham with three second half goals including two in the last ten minutes. Two from Josh Helmore and one from James Tennant took the points.
Unbeaten and in Second place, Thame United, were held at home 1-1 by improving Ardley United. Both goals were in the second half with Dan West for the home side, and within three minutes this was cancelled out by Troy Bryan.
Tuffley Rovers who started in third, and were playing in the County Cup today, and dropped to fourth as Flackwell Heath overtook them with a point at Longlevens AFC. The visitors went ahead with goals from Jamie Essex and Ben Sturgess. Darren Defoe and Brad Martin got the home side level.
Royal Wootton Bassett dropped a place to sixth after a six goal thrashing at home to mid-table Bracknell Town. Finding the net for the visitors were Terry Bohane with a brace, Jamie McClurg, Adam Cornell, George Short and Carl Davies.
Binfield moved up to fifth with a goalless draw at Lydney Town
Henley Town moved up a place and dropped visitors Oxford City Nomads into the bottom two with a fine home win by the odd goal in three. All of the goals were in the first half with the visitors opening the scoring through Micky McKieran. Goals from Michael Davies and Andrew Nunn then took the points.
Brackley Town Saints put five past visitors Highmoor-Ibis. Finding the net were Lewis Baldwin and Matt Johnson, with a couple each, and Chris Jordan. The visitors started a finished the scoring with goals from Anthony White and Dave Lingwood.
With no League matches for the top two, unbeaten Penn & Tylers Green in third were looking to leap-frog them at AFC Aldermaston. They put four past them without reply to move back to the top of the table.
Unbeaten Woodley United maintained fourth spot with a second half goal Charles Oakley at Finchampstead.
Rayners Lane held mid-table Didcot Town at home with a 2-2 draw. The visitors went ahead with first half goals from Emmanuel Hammond and Jack Hollister. Jamal Mattan got both goals for his team to share the points.
At the foot Wantage Town, and with no League points, lost at home to Chalfont Wasps. On target for the visitors were Kieren Webb and Tom Seddon with a couple each. The home side’s scorer was Elliott Powell, who also struck twice.
League leaders at the start of the day, Hook Norton played in the County Cup, and Fairford Town overtook with a home win over third placed Cirencester Town Development. Adam Bruce struck twice for the home side with Danny Gudger getting the only reply.
Shrivenham moved up to fourth with a two goal win at home to Shortwood United. Both goals came from Rob Lincoln after the interval.
Easington Sports dropped to fifth after playing in the County Cup.
In mid-table Clanfield 85' lost at home to Abingdon United with an early goal from Sam Wharton
Milton United were held at home to North Leigh as they shared four goals. Adam Bruce got two in the first half for the home side with Dec Shepperd and Tom Harvey getting the replies
At the bottom Tytherington Rocks fought out a goalless draw with New College Swindon
Cheltenham Saracens, who started third from the foot, hosted Letcombe. Richmond Duah got on the score-sheet for them. The visitors did it six times. Calydon with a hat-trick, Sean Webb, Jordon Davies and Adam Fecher all made their mark.
Chairman's Challenge Cup
Lynch Pin, who are establishing themselves well in the Hellenic League, were two ahead at home to Stokenchurch when the game was abandoned due to an injury to the visitors goal-keeper. In one of the games of the day Penn & Tylers Green beat Oxford City Development by the odd goal in nine.
GFA Challenge Trophy
Kingswood (North) took Tuffley Rovers to penalty kicks whilst Brimscombe & Thrupp won at Shirehampton
Oxfordshire Senior Cup
Easington Sports, Headington Amateur's, Hook Norton and Chinnor all progressed to the next round.
Oxfordshire Intermediate Cup
Kidlington Reserves over-ran Horspath Reserves scoring twelve times.
Berks & Bucks Junior Cup
Aston Clinton Development and Chalfont Wasps Reserves both went into the hat for the next round on penalty kicks. They were joined by Abingdon United Res', Shrivenham Res' Wokingham & Emmbrook Reserves and Penn & Tylers Green Reserves.
League leaders Thatcham Town put five past their hosts Henley Town without reply. Finding the net were Josh Helmore with a couple, Callum Willmoth, Jemel Johnson and Nile O'Meally with his first for the club. Second played fourth at Wilks Park where Flackwell Heath entertained Thame United. At the interval the home side had the advantage with a Dan Bayliss goal. It was a different story after the break as Ben Connelly and Andy Gledhill both scored for the visitors to secure all three points. In the table the clubs swapped places. Tuffley Rovers maintained third spot with a 2-2 draw at the Rivermoor ground of Highmoor-Ibis. All of the goals were in the first half. Brett James opened the scoring for the visitors and he got his second right on the whistle for the break. In between the hosts had equalised and taken the lead with goals from Dee Romeo and Steven Peacock. Binfield who started the day fifth were beaten at home by Brimscombe & Thrupp and dropped a place. The visitor’s scorers were Josh Jones, Ollie Pitt and Jack Smith, with Liam Ferdinand getting the reply from the spot. Burnham, without a league point, travelled to Royal Wootton Bassett. The visitors did get on the score sheet through Cheyenne Cripps, but the home side got five. On target were Dale Richards, Steve Olphert, Henry Spalding, Steve Robertson and Lewis Thompson, as they moved into fifth place. Highworth Town went ahead with a goal from Ryan Stanners at home to Brackley Town Saints. That is the way the score remained with a lot of rear-guard action being required to hold on to the slender lead even after going down to ten men due to two yellow cards. Eighth took on ninth at The Racecourse Ground with Lydney Town on the road at Ascot United. The visitors moved up a place with a 2-0 win. The goals came from Pat Gibbs and Niall Halford. Ascot United remain ninth. In mid-table Longlevens AFC lost at home to Bracknell Town despite a goal from Shaun O'Connor. The visitors took the points with Carl Davies and Adam Cornell scoring.
Third placed Bicester Town had the chance to move up a place if they could beat Chalfont Wasps. They only just managed it with a goal in the very last minute from Benjamin Gascoigne. Prior to that they had opened the scoring with a goal from Murray Nicholls only for it to be equalised by Ryan Forbes. In the lower half of the table Wokingham & Emmbrook played out a 1-1 draw against Chinnor at the Emmbrook Sports & Social Club. Mark Jones got the goal for the visitors just before the interval, and Tom Williams levelled.
Cirencester Town Development dropped to third place losing at Easington Sports who moved up to fourth. Josh Northam got the only goal of the game in the closing stages. Fairford Town moved up a place to second place and did their goal difference no harm with a six goal win at home to New College Swindon. On target were Jason Milhench with a hat-trick, Lee Smith, Luke Cordery and Ben Saunders Mid-table Purton beat Woodstock Town from the bottom two at The Red House. It was one each at the interval. An early penalty for the home team was converted by Joe Herbert. This was countered by Callum Green. In the second half goals from Aaron Stevens and Shannon Pocock took the home team to sixth in the table. Tytherington Rocks at the foot travelled to Clanfield 85, and lost to the only goal of the match. Michael Duerden scored in the last ten minutes Cheltenham Saracens, lying third from bottom, and having conceded the most goals in this division, greeted mid-table North Leigh and leaked five more. Finding the net were Dec Shepherd with a pair, Josef Fullerton, Alfie Saunders and Conor Tinsley
Bluefin Sport Hellenic Challenge Cup
Top of the Division One West table Hook Norton lost at home to Rayners Lane from the lower reaches of Division One East. Steve Howkins and Daniel Reeves were on target for the home side. However Khoury Taylor with two, Jay Thorne and David Jackson steered the visitors into the next round.
Other Cup Competitions
Abingdon United, Chalvey Sports, Didcot Town, Finchampstead, Penn & Tylers Green, Sandhurst Town, Shrivenham, Milton United and Woodley Town all had good wins in The Berks & Bucks FA Intermediate Cup competition.
Sandhurst Town Reserves moved into the next round of The Aldershot Intermediate Cup.
The Emirates FA Cup
Brimscombe & Thrupp flew The Hellenic League flag at the Bob Lucas Stadium of Weymouth who are mid-table in The Evo-Stik League Southern Premier Division.
The difference in levels of football was just too much on the day. However the club proved once again that they are a great credit to the League.
Bluefin Sport Hellenic Challenge Cup
Aston Clinton Development of Division Two were soundly beaten by Didcot Town from the Division above. Relegated from our Premier last season Wokingham & Emmbrook, gave Lydney Town a real fright by putting three past them before the interval. The visitors came back with a goal before the break and three more in the second half to move into the next round.
The result of the day was achieved by Division Two East leaders Oxford City Development, who scored five without reply to knock-out Premier Division Henley Town.
League Leaders, on goal difference before the game. Thatcham Town beat mid-table Highmoor-Ibis at Waterside Park to move two point clear. Three goals from Gareth Thomas, Jemel Johnson and Gareth Thomas before the interval and one from James Tennant in the second half, gave them the points. The visitor’s replies came from Anthony White and a Yashwa Romeo spot kick. Flackwell Heath, in second position, went to fifth place Tuffley Rovers. The home side’s four goals from a Shayne Bradley pair, Brett James and Jamie Goodwin, without reply, sent them home with no more points, but still in second place. Third placed Binfield came unstuck at home to lowly Brackley Town Saints. The visitors went two ahead through Chris Jordan and Josh Murphy before Luke Scope could get one back. Thame United in fourth travelled to Highworth Town in eighth. The home team scored four times through Kieron Gleed, Ryan Stanners, Aysa Corrick, and Ashley Edenborough with the only reply coming from Linton Goss, before the visitors could get momentum. Then Andy Gledhill got a hat-trick in the last half hour to win a share of the points for his team. Ardley United put five past fifth placed Ascot United, who dropped to ninth. On target were Reece Bayliss with a couple, Leam Howards, Bradley Cox and Jack Heap. Royal Wootton Bassett who started the day in ninth spot, moved up to sixth with a four goal home win over Oxford City Nomads. Finding the net were Steve Robertson with a brace, Nathan Hawkins and Dale Richards. There was a nine goal thriller at struggling Burnham for the visit of Longlevens AFC. The home site were on target three times. Two from Oscar Dubrowski and the other from Elliot Amadeau. The visitors struck six times to take the points. A hat-trick from Shaun O’Connor and others from Ed Smylie, Brad Martin and Ryan Dunn were just too much for the home side.
With Leaders Penn & Tylers Green not having a game, second placed Headington Amateur's took the opportunity to overtake them by beating fourth placed Chalfont Wasps by the odd goal in three. Causing the visitors to sink to sixth. The visitors took the lead with an early goal from Tiaghan Williams. However second half goals from Drew Fowler and Carl Bloomfield saw the home side go top of the league Third placed Bicester Town were beaten on the road at Woodley United who took over their position in the table. Second half goals from Josh Drew and Adam Nditi took the points. AFC Aldermaston moved into fourth spot by putting five past Holyport at The Aldermaston Recreational Society ground. On target were Kai Parton-Edey with a pair, Matty Wilkins Craig Masterson and Martin King. Holyport got two back through Luke Dexter and Ben Wall. Goals from Sam Green, Stuart Moss Richard Thomas and Harry Swabey saw Finchampstead take the points at home to Sandhurst Town. The visitors led at the interval with Henry Lee scoring with almost the last touch of the first half. Will Shaw doubled their tally with almost the last touch of the second period but by then the game was lost. In the battle of the bottom two Rayners Lane beat Wantage Town Reserves at Tithe Farm Stadium with a goal in each half. The first was an Own Goal and the second by Mandela Gbagbo.
Leaders Hook Norton thrashed New College Swindon at The Bourne scoring seven times. Joe Eyre got two with others from James Peppiat, Stevie Hopkins, Dan Reeves and Jordan Jeacock. The visitors did get a late consolation. Second placed Fairford Town scored three times at bottom club Tytherington Rocks. Finding the net were Jason Millhench with a brace, and Jack Ellis. Before the interval the home side did draw level with a goal from Jamel Fisher, but that was the only goal they managed. Shortwood United greeted Cirencester Town Development from third spot with an entertaining two all draw being the result. All the goals were at the same end. Will Hawes and Tom Blackah scored there for the home side, before the interval. Then Liam James and Sam Walsh for the visitors in the second half. Levi Cox scored in each half for Shrivenham to take the points at Abingdon United. Andrew Stidder converted a penalty kick in each half to give Easington Sports the points at home to North Leigh. The visitors equalised the first through Jake Steel, but could not repeat this feat. In mid table Purton beat Letcombe with goals from Aarron Stevens, in the first half, plus a penalty kick from Joe Herbert, and Matt Bennett in the second. The scores were levelled just after the interval with a goal from Luke Faircloth and then the home side took full control. The other mid-table match was at Milton United for the visit of Cheltenham Saracens. The result was one sided, as the home side scored nine times without reply. On target were Niall Hodgkins with a pair, Conor Forster, Scott Davis, George Howard, Dan Timbrell, Adam Bruce, Josh Beech and Tommy Austin. In the lower reaches Woodstock Town were soundly beaten at home Clanfield 85’ who scored six times with two hat-tricks. Mike Duerden and Alex Povey both getting rights to the match ball. Earlier Max Roberts had opened the scoring for the day with the home side’s only goal.