FOOTBALL: Two hat-tricks send super Saxton second

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KYLE Allsworth and Adam Greenaway bagged a hat-trick each as Saxton Rovers thrashed Faringdon Town 6-2 at home in Division 1, writes PHIL ANNETS.

Only goal difference now separates them from leaders Berinsfield.

Robert Owen replied with a double for Faringdon.

Paul Powell also notched a three-timer as Didcot Casuals rebounded from defeat in the previous game to hammer struggling visitors Childrey United 6-1.

Ryan Mercer, JR Willis and Lee Fuller were also on target. Will McDonald netted for Childrey.

Kintbury Rangers ran riot at home to rock bottom Sutton Courtenay, running out 9-1 winners.

Kye Franklin and Charlie Allsop notched three apiece, along with a double from Shaun Thorp and one from Adam Allsop. Tom Booker hit Sutton’s consolation.

Dan Bond scored the only goal of the game as Wootton & Dry Sandford won 1-0 away at AFC Wallingford.

Crowmarsh Gifford ended a run of five successive draws with a 2-0 home win over Harwell International. Tim Holton and Craig Duncan were on the scoresheet.

Matt Saunders, Zain Shariff and Lewis Monahan scored as Long Wittenham Athletic won 3-1 at East Hendred, for whom Riccardo Riccio found the net.

Abingdon United Res stretched their lead in Division 2 to four points following a 5-2 win at Drayton.

Dan Cox hit four and Steve Pitson netted the fifth, while Kieran O’Connor and Dave Stapleton replied.

A Shane Northcott brace helped Marcham on their way to a 3-0 home win against Dorchester, who lost for the first time. Wes Coster completed the scoring.

Jamie Clark struck twice for Ardington & Lockinge in their 4-1 win at Steventon.

Tom Bennett and Jonny Eudell also scored, with Tom Fulton replying.

Wantage Town A made light work of basement boys Benson Lions, winning 4-0.

Luca Rennie (2), Toby Daley and Jason McDowell did the damage for the home side.

The biggest shock in the AG Kingham Cup first round ties saw Division 5’s Radley Res won 6-0 at home to Drayton Res, of Division 3.

Mark Nicholls and Mike Kent bagged a brace apiece alongside goals from Rich Hathaway and Brian Kerry.

OTHER SCORERS

Div 3: Childrey United Res 4 (J Wick 2, N Smith, A Blackwell), Kintbury Rangers Res 0; Faringdon Town Res 1 (J Evans), Didcot Casuals Res 2 (W Jacks, C Jamieson); Hagbourne United 2 (A Nicholls, M Churton), Marcham Res 2 (M Piper, N Cotterell); Harwell International Res 1, Blewbury 1 (A Spurrett); Stanford in the Vale 2 (J Gregory, G Clements), Milton United Res 3 (D Osborne 3).

Div 4: Ardington Res 0, Hanney United 5 (J Bishop 3, P Freeman, S Harris); Turnpike Sports 3 (N Brookes, M Davies, C Byrne), Grove Rangers 1 (A Pickering); Warborough United 2, Blewbury Res 2 (A Hastie, T Carvill); Westminster 4 (S Dallimore, D Staniford, J Hills, A Drummond), Steventon Res 1 (A Donnelly).

Div 5: Appleton Stars 2 (A Haywood, I Izzard), Faringdon Town A 4 (L Ruddle, M Curtis, L Quegan, A Munns); Berinsfield Res 8 (J Welch 3, L Allsworth 2, B Honer, M Calvo, M Whiting), Hagbourne United Res 0; Didcot Casuals 6 (A Rodman 3, D Tucker 2, S Beard), Challow 1 (J Eyley); Grove Rangers Res 2 (M Lawler, S Winger), Crowmarsh Gifford Res 7 (L Chandis 2, R Lions 2, D Paveley, W Smith, B Higgins).

Oxfordshire Intermediate Cup 2nd round: Chalgrove 4, Benson AFC 1.

AG Kingham Cup 1st round: Wootton Res 3 (D Oliver 2, A Campbell), East Hendred Res 2 (T Roberts, L Peacock).

North Berks League Cup 1st round: Long Wittenham Athletic Res 3 (C Bowler 2, M Burton), Coleshill United Res 4 (D Head, J Head, L Adams, T Tomkins); Sutton Courtenay Res 0, Stanford in the Vale Res 3 (M Ireson 2, M Rowlands).

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