FOOTBALL: Wantage up and running

Wantage’s Karl Roberts (No 10) heads home powerfully at the start of the second half

Wantage’s Karl Roberts (No 10) heads home powerfully at the start of the second half

First published in Headlines

Wantage Tn 4

(Cattell 27, Roberts 47, M Jones 48, Melledew 78)

Bishops Cleeve 2

(Tustain 3, Price pen 89)

Wantage Town collected their first Southern League victory with an impressive second-half display in Division 1 South & West on Saturday.

Two goals in the space of as many minutes was key to the success, which sees Gary Ackling’s side climb to 18th in the table.

It started badly for Wantage, however, when Joe Tustain headed the visitors ahead after just three minutes.

It took the home side a while to find their feet, but when they did eventually get going, Stuart Cattell levelled just before the half-hour mark.

Both keepers made good stops, before a quickfire double at the start of the second period gave Wantage some breathing space.

Karl Roberts headed home two minutes after the restart and Matt Jones made it 3-1 almost immediately after latching onto Jimmy Deabill’s flick.

Victory was wrapped up when a well-timed run from captain Tom Melledew saw him hit No 4 with 12 minutes remaining.

Bishops Cleeve’s Harlie Price converted an 89th-minute penalty, but it did not dampen Wantage’s celebrations.

Wantage Tn: Farrow, Sadler, Jones, Steedman, Cattell, Da Costa, Lachacz, Melledew, Riccio, (Johns 75), Deabill (Guy 80), Roberts (Shaw 76). Subs not used: Millward, Barder.

Attendance: 93.

  • Do you want alerts delivered straight to your phone via our WhatsApp service? Text NEWS or SPORT or NEWS AND SPORT, depending on which services you want, and your full name to 07767 417704. Save our number into your phone’s contacts as Oxford Mail WhatsApp and ensure you have WhatsApp installed.

Latest Sport news

Stewart Donald invests more than £500k to buy Oxford United stake

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Thursday 2nd July 2015

OXFORD United have received a major financial injection with lifelong supporter Stewart Donald set to acquire a ten per cent stake in the club.

George Baldock buzzing at Oxford United return

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Wednesday 1st July 2015

GEORGE Baldock described the decision join Oxford United as a “no-brainer” given the determination the club had shown to bring him back.

CRICKET: Tucker's ton fails to put brakes on leaders Minster Lovell

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Wednesday 1st July 2015

ADAM Tucker’s superb unbeaten century was in vain for Shrivenham as they fell to a six-wicket defeat at home to OCA leaders Minster Lovell in Division 1.

CRICKET: Adam Jones to the fore in Cumnor's win

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Wednesday 1st July 2015

Thame Town went back to the top of the Cherwell League table after romping to victory over struggling Wolverton Town.

CRICKET: Dark Blues on back foot in Varsity clash

Oxford Mail: cricket generic

7:00am Wednesday 1st July 2015

OXFORD University made a poor start to cricket’s Varsity Match with Cambridge at Fenners.

TENNIS: Oxfordshire ace Alexis Canter given junior Wimbledon wildcard

Oxford Mail:

6:50am Wednesday 1st July 2015

ALEXIS Canter will fulfil his dream of playing at Wimbledon after being handed a wildcard into the main draw of the Junior Championships.

AUNT SALLY: Struggling Chequers A shock leaders Crown Chalgrove

Oxford Mail: Aunt sally doll close up for sport

6:00am Wednesday 1st July 2015

CHEQUERS A moved off the bottom of the table with a shock 2-1 win over leaders Crown Chalgrove in Section 3 of the Greene King Oxford & District League, writes ANDY BEAL.

George Baldock joins Oxford United on season-long loan

Oxford Mail:

4:00pm Tuesday 30th June 2015

GEORGE Baldock has agreed to return to Oxford United on a season-long loan deal from MK Dons.

Sky Sports to broadcast Oxford United's game at Bristol Rovers

Oxford Mail:

12:00pm Tuesday 30th June 2015

OXFORD United’s game at Bristol Rovers in September has been selected for live coverage by Sky Sports.

Long-serving keeper Clarke is set to leave Oxford United

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Tuesday 30th June 2015

Ryan Clarke looks certain to be leaving Oxford United, with head coach Michael Appleton expecting the goalkeeper to depart this week.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree