Hat-trick hero Ben Owen

A good morning’s football with good entertaining team performances from both sides.

Jamie Slevin of Kidlington Youth opened the scoring with a header from a corner by Ethan Couling. Archie Devlin made a fantastic save at full stretch from an accurate high strike to deny Abingdon an equaliser. Kidlington’s Archie Littlewood had a fine game in defence as did Benjamin Merrill. Couling opened the scoring in the second half followed closely by Abu Yillah with an amazing lob over the Abingdon defence into the goal from a free kick by Luca Sykes. Abingdon’s Billy Wilson scored a superb goal to bring the score to 3 – 1 to the visitors. Despite Abingdon’s fine play there was no stopping Kidlington’s momentum and the score line ended 4-1 with a demonstration of fine footwork from Sleven in a turn and shoot goal.

The second game also saw good performances from the teams with the score ending 8-3 to Kidlington in that game but Abingdon would have had more if it had not been for several fine saves by Joe Keighery in goal and good solid defending from Will Baker and Fraser Day who enabled Kidlington to keep ahead. Kidlington’s goals came from a hat trick from Ben Owen, 2 from Hamish Hall, 2 from Ben Stewart (one while on the floor) and 1 from Callum Rolfe. Abingdon started a come back with 2 goals from Jack Sewell and one from James Woodhouse but the final whistle blew to halt any further progress.