2:00pm Wednesday 18th September 2013
Oxford City started their defence of the league title with a resounding 7-0 win against a hard-working Stonesfield side in the Oxford Mail Girls Under 15 League.
City took the lead after 14 minutes through Lauren Page, who curled an unstoppable shot into the bottom corner.
It was 2-0 eight minutes later when Shelley Knight went on a surging run and fired home.
Page then added her second and City’s third, as she turned in April Bedford’s pin-point cross from the left.
City soon increased their lead after the break, Ellie Larkin scoring a much-deserved goal on her debut.
Player of the match Lucy Hunter and the impressive Dara Austin also got on the scoresheet.
City wrapped up the points on 57 minutes with arguably the best goal of the game f rom Hunter.
Stonesfield keeper Kate Hunter made a number of top class saves.
Kidlington scored five second-half goals to get their season off to a dream start against Bardwell.
They hit the goal trail five minutes into the second period with a glancing header from Casey Brennan.
The floodgates opened and Emily Young (2), Rachel Newman, Rosie McCabe, finishing off Natalie Webb’s cross from 20 yards, sealed a 5-0 success.
Highworth Town scored with only their second attack through Taneya Vince after Chloe Scanlon hit the bar.
That set the stage for a 6-0 triumph over Carterton Town, with Vince getting a second sandwiched between a brace from Mia Mugford.
The second half saw two more goals for Highworth, through Hannah Case and a sweet left- foot strike by Keeva Morris. Carterton were kept at bay by some fantastic defending from Jess Clements, Baeley Foster and Georgia Lawson.
Summertown Stars smashed seven without reply against Kingham All Blacks.
Ella Burt got the goalrush under way, with two from Jess Byles giving the Stars a 3-0 advantage.
In the final period, Grace O’Callaghan made it four and then five direct from a free kick two minutes later.
Further goals from Flora Kempton and a debut effort from Amelia Macbryan, finishing off an excellent cross from the Byles, wrapped it up.
Swindon Spitfires saw off Didcot Casuals 5-2 with a treble from Dani Granato and a double from Meghan Larken.
Becca Cox and Ailie Lynn netted for Didcot in what was a very open affair.
In the Under 13 League, Stonesfield Strikers twice came from behind to earn themselves a point from a 2-2 draw with Banbury.
Strikers found the going tough with defences on top, combined with good goalkeeping.
Banbury took a clear advantage through Rebecca Tuckey and an own goal. But Emma Parker squared it with a brace.
Tower Vixens started strongly in their 1-1 draw with Kidlington.
They caught the reds on the break with a goal from Eva Wallace.
Both teams had plenty of chances to take a grip of the clash in the second half but Tower Hill levelled through Annie Dennis.
Kidlington hit three without reply against Bloxham in the under 14 section.
Defender Harriet Thomas tapped in from Abi Haynes’ corner after 20 minutes.
Another set piece led to Nicola Vincent scoring in the corner for Kidlington.
Bloxham exerted pressure as they attempted to stage a fightback but a run on goal followed by a great strike from Haynes gave the Greens three points.
In the Under 12 League, Crowmarsh got their campaign off to a flier, defeating newly-formed Kidlington Harriers 5-0.
And there was no stopping Alice Thorby, who smashed in four goals.
Sophie Luchford added a fifth for Crowmarch and it might have been many more but for the Kidlington keeper, Kelly Sollis, on her debut.
Newly-formed Kidlington Hawks looked as if they would be overrun when Tower Hill Vixens went two-up in five minutes.
Olivia Thacker put Hawks back in it but Tower Hill restored their two goal advantage for a 3-1 interval lead.
Hawks fought brilliantly in the second half with a superb strike from Emily Keel, only to concede an own goal for 4-2.
Hawks regrouped and Danielle Glover and a brace for Mia Thompson saw them clinch a 5-4 victory. Mille Hartwell and Holly Evans (2) were also on target for Tower Hill.
Oxford City got their campaign off to a cracking start with a 5-0 victory over Thame. Holly Hunter opened the scoring and Emily Green made it 2-0 for City followed by their third from Tegan Partlett.
The second half was equally entertaining and Georgia Moore scored a fantastic goal from near the half-way line Green then added her second for a City side who could field only nine players.
In the Under 11 League, Quarry Rovers emerged triumphant in their first league game – against Carterton Town.
The result could have gone either way – but the only goal of the game went to Rovers following a corner from Amy Gillett which Damini Bhagat finished off.
The newly-formed Oxford City side started the season with an impressive team performance in a convincing 9-0 romp over Kidlington.
There were hat-tricks from Molly Jones and Jasmin Nassar.
Lily Haries bagged a brace and Evie Price got a single.
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