CHARLBURY Town opened their Witney & District FA campaign with a thrilling 3-2 victory at home to Carterton Town A, writes JOHN SMYTH.

A Mark Fitzgerald strike, plus goals from Jack Eley and Stef Lang gave Charlbury the points in the Premier Division encounter.

Barry Debenham and Martin Wartroba replied for the home side.

In Division 1, Tower Hill Stars and FC Nomads shared ten goals in a 5-5 draw.

Kev Davies smashed a four-timer for Stars, with Ash Overton also on target.

Nomads hit back with a Chris Laurence hat-trick and goals from Dave Pryse and Jack Costar.

James Hookins was sent off for Nomads after picking up two bookings.

There was another ten-goal thriller at Witney Royals, who earned a 6-4 win over Milton.

Matt Thompson (3), Dave Cross, Steve Brasier and Miles Roberts scored for Royals.

Milton hit back through Stephen Pearce (2), Rob James and Will Collett.


Premier: Chipping Norton 1 (J Hunt), FC Hollybush 1 (C Mays).

Div 1: Aston 2 (L Beer, V Evans), Tower Hill 2 (L Bartlett, J Harris).

Div 2: Brize Norton 6 (H Parker 2, G Morgan 2, R Hook, D Humm), Hanborough Res 1 (L Vaughan); Bourton Rovers 4 (D Way, H Larner, J Larner, og), Bletchingdon 0; Hailey Res 2 (B Snell, L Manning), Kingham AB 3 (O Peters 2, D Norris); Middle Barton 2 (N Higgs 2), Spartan Rgrs Res 2 (M Swiergon, A Saunders); Witney Wanderers 1 (S Morrison), Charlbury Tn Res 6 (M Hayes 2, J Mahony, R Healing, M Clifton, B Marles).

Div 3: FC Hollybush Res 2 (C Hirons 2), Ducklington 3 (C Nyenya, D Stanley, G Townsend); Bourton Rovers Res 3 (L Mosson, A Winter, J Fielding), Chipping Norton Tn Res 4 (R Burton, D Soper, S Collins, T Dolezel); FC Mills 1 (D Spivey), Witney Royals Res 1 (S Whelan).

Div 4: Siege Res 11 (W Griffiths 3, C Harrison 3, B Evans 2, N Jones, M Mills, S Thompson), Ascott Rgrs 0; FC Ascott Res 3 (M Abbiss 3), Stonesfield Res 2 (M Phipps, A Wilson); Kingham AB Res 3 (A Williams 3), Carterton Tn B 2 (T Cartmell 2); Bampton Res 1 (L Hancock), Wootton Res 2 (J Goodwin, F Ballard).