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FOOTBALL: Godfrey and Skiller star for Chalgrove
10:00am Wednesday 18th September 2013 in Headlines
Oxfordshire Senior League
Simon Godfrey and Nick Skiller bagged braces as ten-man Chalgrove posted their first Premier Division win of the season with a 5-1 home demolition of Garsington.
Ben Curtis’s 20-yard lob gave Garsington the lead, but Godfrey pounced on a goalkeeping error to level and Skiller fired them ahead.
Godfrey and Skiller struck again after the break, before substitute Matt Howitt raced through the Garsington defence to seal victory.
The only disappointment for Chalgrove was having Robert Armstrong sent off.
Tom Green bagged a brace as Stonesfield came from two goals down to make it two wins out of two with a 4-2 victory at Riverside.
Goals from Carly Bloomfield and debutant Stephen Walsh gave Riverside the initiative.
But a defensive mistake saw Stonesfield pull a goal back when Matt Baker headed home from a corner.
It was all Stonesfield in the second half, with Green’s double putting them in charge, before Jordan Hewman sealed victory.
Soufian Kessabi grabbed the winner as Mansfield Road came away from Horspath with a 4-3 victory.
Rob Cattell fired Horspath ahead, but Jamie Cockfield’s free-kick sailed past a stranded Gavin Busby to haul Mansfield Road level by half-time.
Aaron Laman slid in at the back post to restore Horspath’s lead straight from the second-half kick-off.
However, Mansfield Road levelled again five minutes later when Cockfield’s effort found its way through Busby’s legs, and Kessabi fired the visitors in front on the hour.
Craig Pitson headed in Eddie Parker’s cross for a Horspath equaliser after 70 minutes, but Kessabi’s second ten minutes later saw Mansfield Road take the points.
Second-half strikes from Chris Gilkes and Danny Taylor gave Freeland a 2-0 win at Bletchingdon.
Oxford University Press were held to a goalless draw at home to Marston Saints.
In Division 1, David Bryant’s first goal for Northway earned his side a 2-2 draw at home to North Oxford in a dramatic finish.
North Oxford looked to have snatched victory when Shane Whalley smashed home a controversial penalty in the 88th minute to make it 2-1.
But straight from the kick-off, Northway gained a corner and from the resulting flag-kick, Bryant grabbed the equaliser.
North Oxford had led through Sidiq Harris, only for Daniel Vjestica to equalise with a superb free-kick just before half time.
Paul Skinner’s penalty on the hour earned Yarnton a 1-1 draw in their derby at Kidlington Old Boys.
Sam Pontin had drilled home Billy Truby’s right-wing cross from 12 yards to give Kidlington a half-time lead.
But Lewis McIntyre brought down Mark Harris in the penalty area 15 minutes into the second half, and Skinner sent Mark Peedell the wrong way from the spot.
Middleton Cheney are the early leaders, despite being held to a 2-2 draw at home to Watlington.
Cheney twice lost the lead, with Leon Edwards’s opener cancelled out by Ceri Saunders in the first half.
Chris Heritage restored Cheney’s advantage in the second half, but Pete Ashman levelled for a well-deserved point.
Birthday boy Rory Thompson celebrated in style by sealing Eynsham Res’s 4-2 home win over Adderbury Res in Division 2.
Lee Emery fired Adderbury ahead, only for Neil Hobday to equalise from an Ian Law corner.
Law and Tom Catell struck to give Eynsham breathing space, and although Louis Winkwork reduced the deficit, Thompson wrapped the game up.
Luke Finch scored twice as Middleton Cheney Res cruised to a 4-0 home win over Oxford University Press Res.
After a goalless first half, Robbie Brown shot past Gary Williams to give Cheney the lead.
Finch’s double, which included a fierce drive to finish off a great team move, put Cheney in a commanding position, before Matt Ward scored direct from a corner.
Mark Hobbes fired a four-timer as leaders Launton Sports Res recorded their third straight win, an 8-0 thrashing of visitors Watlington in Division 3.
Matthew Woodward, making his first start of the season, grabbed a brace, with their tally completed by an own goal and substitute Robert Buchan, who capped off a superb display.
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