PAWEL Bronk scored the winning penalty as Brize Norton reached the third round with a thrilling 4-3 shoot-out win over Carterton Rangers in the Oxfordshire FA John Fathers Junior Shield, writes Anthony Barlow.
The sides were locked together at 2-2 after extra time, Dan Frizzell and Bronk on target for the hosts, with Craig Williams and Chris Smith netting for the visitors.
But with the scores level at 3-3 in the shoot-out, Brize keeper Michael Burke saved Carterton’s fifth attempt, allowing Bronk to net and seal victory.
FC Nomads also needed a shoot-out to defeat Tackley after the game ended 2-2 after 120 minutes.
Chris Lawrence and Jack Costar scored for Nomads, with Paul Gray and Dan Woodley replying for visitors Tackley.
Nomads were spot-on in the shoot-out, winning 3-0 as Tackley hit a post with one effort, put another wide and saw Nomads keeper Dave McCue save their other attempt.
Warwick Thompkins grabbed a four-timer as Chipping Norton crushed FC Mills 6-0. Arrun Withan and Rhys Warner-Carter sealed it for the hosts.
Steven Burke grabbed a hat trick in Minster Lovell’s 6-4 home win over Hanwell.
Nathan Harris, Eddie Dunn and Scott Thompson were the other marksmen for Minster. Jamie Kennedy hit a hat-trick in Witney Royals’ 7-1 win at Banbury Town Youth. Matt Thompson also scored twice, with Will Griffiths and Luke Rippington completing the rout.
Carterton A overcame Chesterton 2-1 at home, with goals from Dan Sollis and Chris Souldern.
OTHER SCORERS 2nd round: West Witney 5 (K Davies 2, D Brierly, T Perry, C Roberts), Banbury Rgrs 0; Wroxton Spts 1, Middle Barton 6 (J Fowler 2, A Scearce, J Heartshorne, D Harris, S Millar); Chadlington 1 (S Hunt), Hanborough 4 (J Burgess 2, D Smith, A Leach); Freeland A 3 (A Rendell, S Greening, A Williams), Aston 4 (M Smith 2, R Hewer, M Brown); Wootton 0, Hailey 5 (D Cross 2, J Bennett, C Mays, M Wright); Charlbury Tn 5 (C McCallum 3, G Benfield, M Goode), Stanton Harcourt 0; Bampton Tn 3 (S Caton, A Leigh, J Goodchild), Combe 2 (J Fisher, S Gale); Dorchester 4 (J Fleet 2, J Dixon, D Brind), Benson Lions 0.