FOOTBALL: Hot-shot Mills is a boon in thriller

kennington swept into round three of the Critchleys UTV League's Ridgeway Cup after a 5-4 win at North Oxford Conservative Club.

The visitors were grateful to John Mills for his triple strike while Robert Ardman collected a brace.

Richard Wells struck twice for North Oxford and Andy Porter and Seb Little found the target, but it wasn’t enough.

Abba Athletic thrashed Abingdon Exiles 7-2 at home. Goals for Abba came via a hat-trick for Craig Barlow, Michael Taylor (2), Sam Cleaver and Robert Appleton.

Great Western Park lost 4-3 at home to Forest Hill. A Steve Washington own goal and a brace from Lee Jones were not enough to stop Forest Hill with efforts from Matt Wigley (2) Eddy Aldworth and Tim Devine.

AFC Brightwell won 2-1 at Jet FC, thanks to a double from Charlie Silkson. Jonathan James replied.

Long Wittenham lost 5-3 at home to Northway Res.

Joe Cooke (2), Sean Hermon and Alan Williams won it for Northway with the response coming in the form of Joe Murphy (2) and Ben French goals.

Milton Midgets won 7-1 at Standlake Garage 7-1, with trebles from Pete Artbuthnott and Brian Kerry, plus James Carlini.

Charlie Cooke scored for Standlake who had a man sent off. They were reduced to nine when their keeper had to leave after half-time.

Iffley Harriers moved into the next round with a 2-1 victory at Blacks Head Bletchingdon in the Hedley Toms/ Michael Brown Cup.

Tom Knox got the Iffley goals, with a consolation for Jack Barrett.

Northway also went through, seeing off the threat of Rutherford 4-0. Michael Yearwood got a treble and Robert Hatt a single.

Meanwhile, in the league, Gary Brown hit a treble as Black Swan saw off the threat of bottom side Checkendon 7-3 in Division 2.

Kevin Secker, Gary Belcher, Dave Carter and Wayne Waldron were also on target for the Swan.

Brendan Coley and a brace for Dan House-man gave Checkenden some cheer.

Goals from David Bray, Ashley Skinner and Ben Fouracre saw Woodstock Wanderers pip Sutton 3-2.

The hosts replied through Jack Mathews and Matt Hammond.

In Division 3 Wallingford Cross Keys beat Dilly Utd 10-1.

Andrew Gibbons and Tyrone Norris got hat-tricks with further strikes from Kane Galliford, George Eleftheriou, Wayne Mangan and Dave Norris.

Dilly’s Daniel Hackett scored a consolation.

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