Division 1 side Freeland A pulled off the day’s shock result, defeating Premier Division Hailey 3-2, writes ANTHONY BARLOW.
Rob Belcher scored twice for the home side, Javier Cordoba getting the other. Hailey replied through Mark Wright and Nick Buckingham.
Defending champions West Witney saw off Brize Norton 3-1 on penalties after their clash ended 1-1.
The visitors led through Pawel Bronk after 15 minutes, but Karl Dodds took the game to spot-kicks.
Chipping Norton Town also won on penalties, ousting Bourton Rovers after their game finished 2-2.
The visitors led via Sam Mattock and Matty Winter, but brothers Andy and Richard McCabe scored to take the game to extra time.
Bampton United edged out Bampton Town 2-1, with Conner O’Shea and Conor Kelly scoring for United. Aaron Robins replied.
In an all-Premier Division clash, Carterton won 3-2 at home to Hanborough.
Mike Bolt’s effort for Carterton was soon cancelled out by Joey Burgess.
Hanborough took the lead through Arran Hobley, but Luke Simmond levelled before Jack Mills nicked it.
Minster Lovell enjoyed a 3-1 victory at Aston.
Two goals from Jason Blackman were added to by Mykel Ryan. Matt Brown netted for Aston.
In the other all-Premier tie, hosts Witney Royals saw off Chadlington 2-1.
Tom West and Matt Thompson netted for Royals, Matt-hew Plumridge replying.
Last year’s beaten finalists, Carterton Rangers, fell at the first hurdle, losing 3-1 at Charlbury.
Two goals from Shaun Gilbert and one from Mark Fitzgerald saw Charlbury through, with James Barker’s strike proving in vain for Carterton.
Jack Morton helped himself to a treble as Ducklington saw off Milton 6-1 at home. Jamie Kennedy (2) and Dan Price also scored, with Pip Benfield replying for Milton.
North Leigh A beat ten-man FC Mills 5-0.
Ryan Maskery and Josh Russell hit doubles, to add to an own goal.
Spartan Rangers won 3-1 at Middle Barton.
Frank Clarke, Alex Thomson and Josh Grant netted for the visitors, with Michael Beale replying.
FC Nomads edged out Finstock 3-2.
Lee Travers put the visitors ahead before two goals from Chris Lawrence gave Nom-ads the lead.
Steve Bircher added a third, but a strike from Gary McKinnon produced a nervy end.
Carterton Pumas beat Kingham 5-1, with two goals apiece for Stu Wilkinson and Dean Matthews and one for Si Turner. Dan Davies replied.
Wootton defeated Wychwood Foresters 2-0 with Mitch Larman and Mark Rawlings finding the net.
A brace from John Ayres gave Eynsham a 2-1 victory over Kirtlington.
Shane Probitts scored for the home side.
It was top against bottom in the only Division 1 game and the result, if not the score, was predictable as leaders Hailey Res thrashed Hanborough Res 12-0.
There were trebles for John Andrews and Mo Semlali and doubles for Daryll Kew, Harvey Butler and Kristian Collis.
FC Hollybush climbed to the top of the Division 2 table with a 3-0 victory at Witney Wanderers.
Lee Keyes scored his seventh and eighth goals of the campaign and Dave Cooper his fifth in the win. Witney Royals Res stay rooted to the bottom losing 5-1 to Ducklington Res.
It was a mixed day for Will Hayes as the 16-year-old netted his first senior goal for Royals, but then suffered a suspected wrist fracture.
On target for the visitors were Bradley Snell, Lee Beer, Waine Evans, Josh Hartley and Ryan Oliver.
Spartan Rangers Res maintained their perfect start to the season with a 3-1 win at home to Ducklington A in Division 3.
The visitors took the lead when Pat Brown nodded in Dave Baker’s cross. They held on until 15 minutes into the second half, when Paul Saunders slid a shot beyond Rod King.
A 35-yard lob from Gavin Kominek then put Spartan in front and a late Jason King tap-in sealed the three points.
Carterton Town B are on the heels of the leaders, and they boosted their goal difference with an 8-0 triumph over Bourton Rovers Res.
Dan Sollis took his season’s total to eight with a hat-trick and there were two more for Olly Bush.
John Smailes, Neil Taylor and Craig Isle scored the rest. Minster Lovell Res are level on points and goal difference with Carterton after they hammered Kingham Res 7-0.
Gareth Pearson led the scoring with a brace and there was one apiece for Nathan Bowles, Jimmy Hearne, Collis King, Pete Hanley and Lewis Dewe.
Brize Norton Res and Chipping Norton Res shared the points after a 1-1 draw.
Scott Peaper put Brize ahead only for Fred Wilkins to equalise.
Aston beat Eynsham Sports & Social Club Res 5-3 as the leading two sides clashed in Division 4.
There were doubles for Aston’s Matt Wood and Dan Isherwood, with Ben Waldron getting the other goal. John Griffiths (2) and Kevin Webb netted as Eynsham lost their 100 per cent record.
The two pre-season title favourites were in action as Tower Hill hosted Corinthians, with Tower romping home 8-2.
Leading scorer Jamie Goodwin bagged a brace, added to strikes by Adam Bolley, Gary Smith, Joe Brown, Luke James, George French and James Gough.
Corinthians had only a double from Dan Smith to show for their efforts.
Tom Merchant hit a hat-trick as Spartan Rangers A moved into second with a 5-1 win at Milton Res.
James and Henry Macke scored the others, with Adrian Underhill replying.
Chadlington Res gained their first point from a 2-2 home draw with Wootton Res.
Rory Shadbolt and Adam Hunt scored for the home side, with Paul Biggam and Fraser Scott replying.
A double from Dan Bilton and one goal from John Bignell helped Hollybush Res defeat Bampton Utd Res 3-2.
Scott Thomson and Matt Curtis scored for Bampton.