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SCHOOLS' FOOTBALL: Vale's late salvo sinks Cheltenham in thriller
10:00am Wednesday 30th October 2013 in Headlines
Vale of White Horse Under 14s finished with a flourish to win 6-3 against Cheltenham in the Vale Cup at Winchcombe School.
The two sides were locked together at 3-3 with 15 minutes left, but Charlie Evans fired Vale back in front.
Vale were then awarded a penalty after the home keeper brought down James Spruyt.
Nathan Baker’s spot-kick was saved, but he scored from the rebound, and James Darling added the sixth in the closing minutes.
Baker had opened the scoring, only for a defensive mistake to gift Cheltenham an equaliser.
Chris Gould’s quickfire brace gave Vale a 3-1 lead, but two more defensive errors made the half-time score 3-3.
OXFORDSHIRE take on Bedfordshire in the ESFA Under 16 Inter County Trophy first round at Didcot Town on Monday (7pm).
RAFFY Rice’s double helped Marlborough (Woodstock) to a 3-2 win at St Birinus (Didcot) in the ESFA Under 14 PlayStation Schools’ Cup third round.
Craig Fasanmade was also on target for Marlborough.
Annie Mundy hit a hat-trick in Marlborough’s 8-0 win at King Alfred’s (Wantage) in the ESFA Girls’ Under 13 PlayStation Schools’ Cup third round.
Ella Dawkins (2), Eva Wallace, Pippa Oakes, Jess Penton completed Marlborough’s tally.
OTHER BOYS’ SCORES
ESFA Under 12 PlayStation Schools’ Cup 2nd round: John Madejski, Reading 3, Oxford Acad 2.
ESFA Under 13 PlayStation Schools’ Cup 2nd round: John Mason, Abingdon 5, Kennet, Thatcham 2.
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