FOOTBALL: Kidlington pair to the fore

Thame goalscorer Bexx Harris (left) beats Carterton’s Megan Cole to the ball during their Under 12 League Cup clash

Thame goalscorer Bexx Harris (left) beats Carterton’s Megan Cole to the ball during their Under 12 League Cup clash

First published in Youth & Women's


TAYA McCalmon and Molly Wiggins both scored four-timers to propel Kidlington to a 9-1 victory over Barton United in Group B of the Under 12 League Cup.

Nicole Neilson-Pike put Kidlington ahead before McCalmon and Wiggins took centre stage. Xantia Day replied.

The other Group B match saw Banbury United lose 5-1 at Brackley Town.

Rebecca Tuckey netted for Banbury, but goals from Evie Hawkins (3), Fran Bateman and Molly Rylott-Byrd won it.

Didcot Casuals won 4-0 at Stonesfield Strikers in Group A, with Megan Osborne (2), Bethany Hastings and Bethany Ridgeway on target.

Under 16

Anna Jiminez led the way for St Edmunds with a five-timer as they won 11-0 at home to Kennington.

April England (2), Alice Finch, Jennifer Dingwall, Meggie Crawford and Sophie Tatford completed their tally.

Hannah Vincent scored twice, including a penalty, as Kidlington defeated hosts Tower Hill 4-0.

Zoe Taylor and Beth Hawtin were also on target.

Under 15

Bexx O’Shea lashed home the last-minute winner to give Thame a 1-0 victory at home to Carterton.

Thame goalkeeper Shannon Bennell had earlier made a great save to keep it level.

A goal in each half from Jo Taylor was enough to give Chinnor a 2-0 home win over Oxford Bluebirds.

Under 14

Shelley Knight grabbed a four-timer as Oxford City saw off visitors Stonesfield Strikers 9-0.

City, whose other scorers were Lara Althorp (2), Lauren Page, Megan Thorpe and Lily Hernandez, led 8-0 after a storming first half.

Ailie Lynn’s hat-trick helped Didcot Casuals to a 4-1 home success against Bardwell.

Rhiannon Weller also netted, with Charlotte May replying.

Kidlington won 3-1 at home to Swindon Spitfires thanks to goals from Isla Hastings, Ellie Larkin and Rachel Newman. Megan Larkin replied.

Under 13

Benson United opened their League Cup campaign with a 3-0 victory over visiting Wantage in Group A.

Ellie Seares, Hollie Smith and Amy Loveridge scored the goals.

Abi Haynes’s brace saw hosts Kidlington beat Bloxham 2-1, Emily Parker replying.

In Group B, Tower Hill Vixens lost 3-0 at Swindon Spitfires, for whom Natalie Goodright and two own goals made the difference.

Under 11

Millie Hall’s brace earned Carterton a 2-1 victory at Tower Hill in Group A of the League Cup.

Melissa Havord pulled one back, but Carterton held on.

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