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Oxford Blackbirds 0 - 5 Kidlington Youth. Under 11s A League
Kyle show shocking for Blackbirds.
Kyle Rawlins blasted a stunning long range free-kick to complete the scoring as Kidlington ran out 5-0 winners at Blackbird Leys.
The visitors took the lead in the fourth minute, when skipper Callum Rolfe hit a typically opportunist strike. The same player was brought down in the box ten minutes later, only to pick himself up and convert the resultant penalty.
Ethan Couling put the visitors three up before the break, with a strike from the edge of the box after some good fluid passing. Couling netted again soon after half time, having been set up by Luca Sykes, before Rawlins completed the scoring.
One of the most pleasing aspects of the game for the visitors was their first clean sheet of the season. Abu Yillah and Marcus Tranter were a formidable partnership at centre back and keeper Ben Owen did well on the rare occasions he was called upon. When Blackbirds did beat Owen late on, left back Fraser Day did exceptionally well to control the shot on the line with his chest before calmly clearing the ball.
Kidlington's passing through the midfield was also impressive, as they gave arguably their best performance of the season so far.