Oxford Shooting Stars, the recreational team affiliated to Oxford City Stars, captured their first silverware with a 15-14 aggregate victory over the RAF Bluewings in the Southern Conference Plate final.
Following an 8-7 victory in the first leg, Oxford upset the odds against their more fancied rivals with a 7-7 draw.
With the tie on a knife-edge at 14-14, Chris Povey, a newcomer to the sport and owner of a comic book store in Headington, stepped up like a superhero seven minutes from time to give Stars the aggregate victory.
Steve Lygo and Slovakian Matus Michalek had struck for Stars in the first period, which ended with the Bluewings 3-2 ahead.
Captain Thomas Kosar and Lygo’s solo effort netted for Stars in the second period, but the RAF men once again had the upper hand with three more goals to lead 13-12 on aggregate.
Kosar brought the overall score level in the opening seconds of the final period, before Dusan Lepis fired Stars ahead.
The Bluewings hit back to make it 14-14 on aggregate, but Povey had the final word, with some stunning netminding from man of the match Petr Larysch, plus brave defending from Martin Bureau and James Schall preserving their advantage.
6:50am Saturday 13th February 2016
ELLIOT Harvey set up a title-decider in the Trent Valley Karting Club’s Winter Championship with third place at Brandon.
6:40am Saturday 13th February 2016
ALAN Campbell secured his first victory of the season when he won Littlemore AS’s Keith Mills Cup by a handy margin.
11:00am Friday 12th February 2016
IF there is one lesson Oxford United have learned from Tuesday night’s draw with Mansfield Town, it is that there is no need to man the panic stations.
9:30am Friday 12th February 2016
Alex MacDonald believes Oxford United have made huge strides in the 12 months he has been at the club.
9:00am Friday 12th February 2016
HEAD coach Michael Appleton admits he is pleased to see Danny Hylton rediscover his scoring form for Oxford United.
8:20am Friday 12th February 2016
MORECAMBE boss Jim Bentley insists the pressure is all on Oxford United tomorrow afternoon.
8:00am Friday 12th February 2016
THERE are signs a new partnership is beginning to flourish down Oxford United’s right flank.
7:50am Friday 12th February 2016
DEFENDER Joe Skarz is hoping Morecambe keeper Barry Roche does not repeat his goalscoring heroics when they make the trip to Lancashire tomorrow.
7:30am Friday 12th February 2016
ROBBIE Cundy says he has grown in confidence since joining Vanarama National League North side Gloucester City on loan.
7:20am Friday 12th February 2016
OXFORD United are confident their pre-season tour will prove even more popular with fans after the success of last year’s trip to Austria.