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FOOTBALL: Starratt brings Oxon cup joy
11:20am Wednesday 18th April 2012 in Youth & Ladies
Patrick Starratt grabbed an extra-time winner as Oxfordshire Under 16s retained the Bluefin Cup with a 2-1 win away to Guernsey.
With normal time ending 1-1, Starratt bundled home Liam Marshall’s corner in the first period of extra time to give Oxon victory.
The visitors could not find a third goal in the second half of extra time, but their task was made easier when Guernsey had a player sent off for a second bookable offence.
Oxon had fallen behind early on when Guernsey skipper seized upon a loose pass to beat keeper Liam Hine with a shot from the edge of the area.
Oxfordshire shrugged off the setback and were level within seven minutes, when Ahmed Chriedy burst past his marker and smashed in a finish.
Guernsey held the upper hand in the second half, and Hine made an outstanding stop at point blank range, while the bar came to Oxon’s rescue on another occasion.
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