FOOTBALL: Garden lads are crowned champions

Garden City celebrate winning the Under 14 A League

Garden City celebrate winning the Under 14 A League

First published in Youth & Women's


GARDEN City clinched the Under 14 A League title with a 2-1 victory over second-placed Deddington.

George Young went close for Garden City in the first half, while their keeper Dean Sherlock made a great save.

City took the lead after the break with a superbly struck free-kick from Matt Knapton.

Ravin Shamsi made it 2-0 from Scott Willoughby’s through ball, with Caleb Shepherd grabbing a last-minute consolation for Deddington.

Charlie McPherson and Jess Lawrence hammered hat-tricks as Tower Hill kept up their pursuit of the Under 15 A League crown with a 9-1 win against Banbury Town Youth.

McPherson scored the first two, then Lawrence got in on the act and Ashley Garrison bagged a deflected fourth.

After the break, McPherson struck again, Lawrence added a brace and Connor Tinsley and Paul Inch also netted. Abdil Raza replied.

George Richards and Mikey Palmer earned Ardley United a 2-1 victory at home to Yarnton Blues.

Launton Boys ended Tower Hill Stars’s title hopes with a 2-0 Under 13 B League win.

Simon Lee and Max Hine did the damage for Launton, as Yarnton took the crown.

Rhys Crawley (2) and William Staples gave Dedd-ington Town Colts Tigers a 3-2 win over Moreton Rangers in the Under 12 B League.

Dylan Ellis and Wills Dubury replied.

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