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GIRLS' FOOTBALL: Harrison turns on the style
10:00am Wednesday 30th October 2013 in Sport
OXFORD MAIL GIRLS LEAGUE
Under 16/17 league leaders Chinnor held off a late challenge from local rivals Thame to claim a narrow 3-2 away victory.
Sarah Dougall gave the visitors an early lead after finishing Sarah Harrison’s cross, before switching roles to set up Harrison for a second.
Aimee O’Connor made it three after the break, but Thame soon reduced the deficit through Bexx O’Shea before Shannon Bennell brought the hosts back to within one goal from the penalty spot after Holly Marriott had handled in the area.
But despite their efforts, Thame were unable to find a way through and Chinnor hung on for their third successive victory.
Vickey Harrold gave Moretonville a third-minute lead direct from a corner but couldn’t prevent her side from going down to a 5-1 defeat at home to Bloxham.
Beth England struck twice, with further goals from Lily Bristow, Chloe Stallwood and Cath Howse giving the visitors the points.
Second-half goals from Ollie Brown and Heidi Miles gave Oxford Bluebirds a 4-2 home win over Swindon Spitfires.
The sides were level at the interval with Georgina Tayman and Kiera Isaac scoring for Bluebirds. Mya Knight and Sarah Uzzell were on target for Swindon.
An Alice Thorby hat-trick helped Crowmarsh get back to winning ways in the Under 12 section, beating Tower Hill Vixens 5-1 away from home, with both sides agreeing to play the game with only eight players a side.
Olivia O’Burne and Nancy Cammell were also on target for the visitors, though the home team did find the net in the second half with a spectacular effort from Millie Hartwell.
Wantage picked up their first points of the campaign with a 1-0 away win over Stonesfield Strikers in the Under 11 league.
Both side’s strikers were punished for their inability to find the net despite creating a host of attacks.
Olivia Clifford’s first-half effort for the visitors ultimately proving decisive.
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