OXFORD United’s woes on the pitch continued last night as they were knocked out of the Oxfordshire Senior Cup at Kidlington.
The Hellenic Premier Division side won the semi-final 4-3 on a penalty shoot-out after a goalless 120 minutes at Yarnton Road.
Kidlington skipper Lewis Brownhill kept his nerve to convert the winning spot- kick, after Danny Rose and Tyrone Marsh had failed from 12 yards.
United had named a relatively strong side, with seven of their starting line-up having played for the first-team this season.
They had several good chances in a bright opening, but were unable to make the most of them.
Having weathered the storm, Kidlington came into the game.
Brownhill twice went close, forcing Max Crocombe into a smart save with one shot and firing another just wide, in a feisty second half where the hosts collected a flurry of bookings.
Marsh had an 89th-minute header cleared off the line, but Kidlington held on and played out an uneventful extra half-hour, before booking their place in the final on penalties.
Kidlington: Hyslop, C Weedon, Boxer, Quainton, B Weedon, Duerden (Woodbridge 66, Turner 108), Rice, Brownhill, Castle, Bone (Cassettari 93), Coyle. Unused subs: Mason, Mills.
Oxford Utd: Crocombe, Bevans, Long, Grant, Lynn, Rigg (Hackett 110), Rose, Meades, O’Dowda, Shama, Marsh.
Unused subs: Hill, Cundy, Calvin, Ingram.