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FOOTBALL: Robertson blasts a hat-trick
11:00am Monday 4th November 2013 in Non League
Steve Robertson hit a hat-trick in Shrivenham’s 7-1 home thrashing of bottom club Abingdon Town in the Uhlsport Hellenic League Premier Division.
Shrivenham led only 1-0 at half-time thanks to David Coleman’s third-minute effort.
Joe Parker equalised for Abingdon two minutes into the second half, but then they collapsed, with Robertson’s treble being added to by Josh Fowler (2) and Matt Bown.
Abingdon United crashed 6-2 at home to Highworth Town.
Terry Bohane fired Highworth ahead in the 15th minute, and Rich Saunders then struck in the 31st and 33rd minutes.
Lewis Noble bagged a brace of penalties in the 35th and 47th minutes for Abingdon, but they then had Luke Titcombe sent off for a rash challenge.
Highworth made the extra man count with Bohane scoring twice more to complete his hat-trick and Matt Bennett also netting.
Tommy Castle’s brace gave Kidlington a 2-0 win at Bracknell Town.
He smashing a shot into the top corner after five minutes, and then doubled Kidlington’s advantage in the 56th minute when he headed home Lewis Coyle’s corner.
Steve Howkins grabbed a 79th-minute winner as Ardley United won 2-1 at Wootton Bassett Town.
Ben Thomas had fired Ardley into a 19th-minute lead, before Tyler Sheppard equalised in the 67th minute.
Thame United won 4-1 at Holyport.
Jamie West gave the hosts a 15th-minute lead, but Thame hit back with Louis Cordice and Luke Ricketts netting in the 21st and 31st minutes.
Niall Hodgkins and Martin Griggs wrapped up victory in the second half.
Wantage Town went top on Friday night – before Reading Town reclaimed pole position the next day – with a 4-0 win at Oxford City Nomads.
Stuart Cattell hooked home the opener from a corner in the 12th minute, and Tom Melledew made it 2-0 from the penalty spot just before the half-hour mark.
Richie Guy made it 3-0 in the 35th minute, with a near-post header from a corner.
Matt Pedder’s brilliant individual goal ten minutes from time sealed victory. And Nomads’ Adam Lovegrove had a penalty saved by Lewis Noice before the finish.
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