Things got a lot tighter at the top of the Premier Division as Hailey held leaders Ducklington to a 1-1 home draw, writes ANTHONY BARLOW.

Luke Manning netted for the hosts, with Jack Morton on target for Ducklington.

Goals from Ian Sparkes, Chris Bowles, Shaun Rayfield, David Craig and Chris Hirons put West Witney level on points at the top on goal difference after beating Hanborough 5-2 at home.

Mark Stinchcombe and Aston Leach replied for the visitors.

Charlbury missed the chance to get among the leading pack as they were held to a 2-2 draw at home to Chadlington.

Craig McCallum and Dan Bott scored for the hosts, but a brace from Steve Hunt for Chad levelled it up.

Chipping Norton beat Witney Royals 2-0 at home, with goals from Kieran Watts and Reece Bayliss.

Carterton won 2-1 at Minster Lovell.

Martin Bull scored for the hosts, but Chris MacNeil and Dan Stanley earned all three points for the visitors.

Brize Norton took over at the top of Division 1 after thrashing Freeland 7-0 at home.

Rob Marsh and Matt Howard each bagged a brace, with Dan Frizell, Bartek Lachowicz and Pawel Bronk also on the mark.

Morning leaders Hailey Res went down to a 3-0 defeat at North Leigh.

Josh Russell, Darren Tasker and Justin Timms were on target.

Hanborough Res stayed at the foot of the table and still without a win as they lost 4-0 at home to Kingham. All the goals came in the first half with Darryl Middleton, Ash Thornton, Liam Barnes and Gareth Price doing the damage.

FC Nomads let slip a 2-0 lead as they were held to a 2-2 draw at Eynsham SSC.

Strikes from Darren Craig and Nial Lynch appeared to put Nomads in control.

But a second-half brace from John Ayres salvaged a point for the determined hosts.

Combe moved to within a point of Division 2 leaders FC Hollybush with an 8-1 home hammering of Milton.

Simon Gale scored a hat-trick, with Peter Searle (2), Roger Moss, Ethan Penny and Dan Keitley all finding the target.

Dan Hooton replied with a penalty.

FC Hollybush could only draw 1-1 at home to second-placed Kirtlington.

Callum Emmet scored for the hosts, with Lee Keyes replying for the table-toppers.

Witney Wanderers edged closer to the top after a 3-0 win at AC Finstock.

Sam King, Daryl Johns and James Basson all scored for the visitors.

Carterton Rangers ran out 6-2 winners over Ducklington Res.

Jordan Walker and Jason Hirsch-field scored for the hosts, but a Chris Balfe treble alone was enough for the points.

However, Billy Hales and brothers James and Jon Dover all added to the scoreline.

Struggling Witney Royals Res picked up their first points of the season after ten attempts with a 4-2 home success against Bampton Town.

Richard Simms (2), Mikey Piper and Will Heys, returning from a broken wrist, were all on the scoresheet.

Ollie Hawkins and Matty Lee netted for the visitors.

Wootton demolished Charlbury Town Res 12-0 at home in Division 3.

The visitors were reduced to ten players after ten minutes because of injury.

Mark Rawlings led from the front for the hosts with a four-timer.

Charlie Brough and Dave Oliver weighed in with a hat-trick, with Kenny Rawlings and Graham Berry were their other marksmen.

Leaders Carterton Town B narrowly edged their home match with Brize Norton Res with a 4-3 victory.

Dan Sollis scored a treble for the hosts with Ryan Healing getting the other.

Rob Brown, Paul Winch, and Stu Read’s goals for Brize were in vain.

Second-placed Minster Lovell Res lost ground on the leaders after losing 3-1 at Spartan Rangers Res.

Spartan, who moved third on goal difference as a result, scored through Steve Wright (2) and Ben Allen. Paul Wiggins replied for Minster.

Chipping Norton Town Res triumphed 4-3 at Kingham Res, with Dan Grimes, Justin Morgan, Sam Philpott and Chris Byford doing the damage.

Josh Hornsby, Ryan Barros and Ted Rob hit back for the home side.

KEVIN Davies scored a treble on his debut as FC Hollybush sent high-flying visitors Corinthians crashing to a 7-2 defeat.

Trailing go an early goal from Dan Smith, the hosts hit back through Davies’s hat-trick and a brace apiece from Dan Bilton and Doug Mulvihill.

Frank Webb (2) replied for the shell-shocked visitors.

Tower Hill returned to the top with a 5-0 home win against third-placed Spartan Rangers A.

Jamie Goodwin picked up another two, with Adam Bolley, Ian Wright and Connor Tinsley also on target.

Aston Res look to get their promotion run back on track with a 4-2 win over Wootton Res.

Phil Isle (2), Phil Caswell and Dan Isherwood scored for Aston with Dean Waskewski netting a double for the visitors.

Wychwood Forest hammered Milton Res 4-1 at home.

Scott Read, Damien Kesuski, Ben Powell and Tom Nicholson were all on target for the hosts with Andy Barnes scoring Milton’s consolation.

The points were shared as Chadlington Res and Bampton United Res drew 1-1. Jordan Godfrey and Dan Penthead scored respectively for Chad and Bampton.