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Stephen Burke scores Minster Lovell's goal in their 7-1 defeat at Chipping Norton Town

Stephen Burke scores Minster Lovell's goal in their 7-1 defeat at Chipping Norton Town

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Chipping Norton Town stayed three points clear at the top of the Witney & District FA Premier Division, thanks to an emphatic 7-1 home thrashing of basement boys Minster Lovell.

Rhys Bayliss and Rhys Warner-Carter bagged a brace apiece, with Warwick Thompkins, Dean Blake and Kieron Watts completing the rout. Stephen Burke hit back for Minster.

West Witney have three games in hand on Chippy, but are still only three points behind after a 3-0 success at Chadlington.

Karl Dodds, Jamie Stalker and Kevin Lewis did the damage to leave the hosts second from bottom.

Charlbury’s title chances were dealt a blow after they were held to a 2-2 draw by visitors Ducklington.

Damon Tollley and Ian Peedle were on target for the hosts, with Craig McCallum and Tony Bott finding the net for Charlbury.

Carterton Town A hammered Aston 4-1 at home.

Simon Robinson (2), Chris Oliver and Chris MacNeil scored for the hosts with Graham Carter netting Aston’s goal.

A brace for Chris Thompson put daylight between Witney Royals and the relegation zone after a 2-1 home victory against Hailey.

Richard Sutton replied for the visitors with a bullet header.

Hailey Res moved top of Division 1 with a hard-fought 2-1 home win against struggling Freeland.

Darryl Kew and Steve Holder scored the winning goals for the hosts with Scott Greening clawing one back for second from bottom Freeland.

Carterton Town B thrashed Minster Lovell 4-1 at home in the sides’ top-of-the-table clash in Division 3.

John Smalles (2), Lee Litton and Lee Manley were on target for Carterton who moved five points clear as a result.

Nathan Bowles netted for second-placed Minster.

Nathan Beckett (2), Jordan Day, Steve Godfrey, Jack Henry, Connor O’Shea and Conor Kelly were all on target for Bampton United as they stormed to a 7-2 triumph at Bourton Rovers Res.

Josh Pearson and Jake Oakey scored for the hosts.

Brize Norton Res went down 4-3 at home to Wootton in a thrilling encounter.

Graham Berry, Charlie Bell, Tom Franklin and Mitch Marvin gave Wootton a seemingly unassailable lead.

But a second half blitz from Shaun Rawlings, Scott Peaper and Rob Brown saw Brize get right back into the contest.

However, they were unable to find an equaliser as Wootton held on.

Charlbury Town Res lost 2-1 to Chipping Norton Town Res.

Sean Godfrey scored for the hosts, with Matt Smith (2) replying.

Kingham Res had to settle for a 3-3 home draw against Ducklington A.

Gareth Price (2) and Jake Hazelwood netted for Kingham, with Shaun Brown (2) and Stu Cutts making up Ducklington’s tally.

Corinthians crushed Division 4 title rivals Eynsham SSC Res 7-2 in the race for promotion.

Sam Smith bagged a four- timer with Frank Webb, Jose Castro and Mark Henderson also netting.

Kevin Webb and Lee Parsons scored the consolation goals for Eynsham l Two goals from Tom Kernagham saw Hanborough Res through to the second round of the league’s Junior Shield.

They defeated neighbours Eynsham SSC 2-0 at home.

Spartan Rangers edged through with a 1-0 victory against visitors Carterton Pumas, courtesy of a Josh Grant strike.

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