FOOTBALL: Hodgkins sees off Exiles

Wittenham keeper Chris Hedges is unable to prevent Aaron Williams scoring for AFC Jericho

Wittenham keeper Chris Hedges is unable to prevent Aaron Williams scoring for AFC Jericho

First published in Sun Local


ABINGDON Exiles were narrowly edged out 1-0 at home to local rivals White Horse Abingdon in the third round, writes DARYL RIDGLEY.

The two sides are separated by just one place in Division 2 and there was little to choose between them, with a goal from Neil Hodgkins ensuring that White Horse advanced to the next round.

In another encounter between two Division 2 sides, Forest Hill defeated Woodstock Wanderers 2-1 thanks to an own goal and a Josh Gonzalez effort.

Ian Locky netted for the visitors to ensure a close finish.

Long Wittenham were unable to pull off a cup shock, falling to a 5-0 home defeat to AFC Jericho of the Premier Division.

Aaron Williams and Sharman Davies gave the visitors a 2-0 lead at half time.

This was extended after the break by Stan Carruthers, Ben Curtis and player-manager Caymen Mathews, who came out from his usual goalkeeping position to score the fifth.

Josh Carter, Dean Maycock and Wayne Waldron were all on target for Black Swan, but it was not enough as they succumbed to a 5-3 defeat at home to Division 1 side Railway Wheatley.

Village Inn cruised to a commanding 8-1 victory over Division 3 basement side Dilly United.

Max Palmer and Michael Hinkin each netted twice, while Colin Royal, Stuart Evans, David Murphy and Chris Howlett also scored for the hosts.

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