FOOTBALL: Starratt brings Oxon cup joy

Oxfordshire Under 16s, who won the Bluefin Cup for the second successive year

Oxfordshire Under 16s, who won the Bluefin Cup for the second successive year

First published in Youth & Women's

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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