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FOOTBALL: Dorchester in terrific rally
10:00am Wednesday 19th September 2012 in Sun Local
A resurgent Dorchester United held Kings Arms Wheatley to a thrilling 4-4 draw in the Critchleys Upper Thames Valley League Premier League, writes Tim Siret. Francis Mapplethorpe, Luke Cuff, Shaun Jacob and Aftab Hafiz all netted for the hosts.
But they were pegged back as David Murphy hit a Dorchester double, with further strikes came from Mark Ingram and Max Palmer.
Kidlington Royals came away from Barton United with a 4-2 success.
Marley Thomas fired a double for the Royals, with Liam O’Callaghan and Ben Willoughby also netting. Shaun Hurcombe scored both Barton goals.
Carl Bloomfield hit a hat-trick as Premier League side Oxford Sports & Social Club trounced Division 1 hosts Red Lion Islip 8-0 in the Hedley Toms/Michael Brown Trophy first round.
Callum McMahon, Piers McGlynn, Ryan Macer, Tom Hayday and Jamie DeBanks also found the net.
John Wilcox popped up with the winning goal ten minutes from time as Didcot Casuals won 1-0 at Divison 1 rivals Rutherford Lab.
King & Queen had to win a penalty shoot-out 5-3 to go through at home to Northway Boys & Girls.
It finished 3-3 after 90 minutes and extra time, after King & Queen had led 2-0 and 3-0, courtesy of goals from Simon Evans, Ben Jones and Michael Ridley. Lewis Colwell, Glen Oakes and Liam O’Sullivan hit back for Northway, but they were edged out in the shoot-out.
Newcomers Watlington Wanderers notched their first win when beating JET 5-4 on penalties in the Ridgeway Cup first round.
Strikes from Watlington’s Ben Strudley & Robbie Wood were cancelled out by a double from JET’s Matt Mallia as it finished 2-2 after extra time.
The penalty shoot-out was decided by Watlington’s Luke Rowe.
Unbeaten new boys North Oxford Conservative Club lost 7-2 at The Tree, Grove.
Joe Ledbury smashed a second-half-hat-trick, with Tree’s other goals coming from Jonny James (2), Ollie O’Hanlon and Tom Eatwell.
North scored late on through Andy Potter’s spot-kick and Steve Doyle.
In the clash between two unbeaten teams, Freeland Yeoman won 3-1 at home to Forest Hill, with Paul Salter scoring twice and Les Hole once. Mike Cosier replied for Forest Hill.
Jack Barrett hit a hat-trick in Iffley Harriers’s 5-3 home win against Checkendon Exiles. Chris Morgan’s brace made up Harriers’s tally, with Max Peterson, Scott Gesner and Dave Woodley netting for Checkendon.
Div 1: Zubry Oxford 0, Railway Wheatley 1 (R Veal); Brightwell 4 (A Gibbons 2, B Cordery, D Norris), Standlake Garage 1 (G Mitchell); Sutton Revolution 2 (D Goodale, E Shahab), Saxton Pirates 6 (J Mills 3, J Cummings, J Gaff, S Childs).
Div 2: Sporting Headington Academicals 7 (T Wright 4, B Wright, M Burton, B Bradley), Sutton Wands 3 (S Perry 2, C Stringer); AFC Valley 2 (T Srawley, S Collett), Northway B&G Res 4 (J Beauchamp 4).
Div 3: Woodstock Wands 4 (J Bowerman, L Charlett, R Doran, D Rae), AFC Brightwell 2 (L Chainey, L Trythall).