OXFORD United rued a lack of ruthlessness as they lost 1-0 at home to Keynsham Town in the FA Women’s National League Southern Premier.

The hosts had scored eight against Norwich City in their previous game, but could not make the most of their chances against a side who claimed only their second league win of the campaign.

Liam Gilbert’s side had two goals disallowed but could not find a response to Keynsham’s first-half opener.

United’s Immy Lancaster said: “We dominated the game, had so many chances and so many corners but we just couldn’t put the ball into the back of the net.

“We are really disappointed but hopefully we can turn that around in the next few weeks.”

United’s first goal was chalked off in the tenth minute, while Kayleigh Hines was among those in yellow to get a sight of goal.

Instead, Keynsham went ahead against the run of play, with one of their forwards reacting quickest to tap in after Paris Sercombe’s parry.

The visitors’ goalkeeper starred in a second half where an offside flag cut short Sophie Baker’s celebrations and despite heavy pressure there was no way through.

United Women next face Launton at home in the County Cup.

Oxford Utd: Sercombe, Clifford, Lancaster, Sims, Searle (Beaver), Hines, Baker (Moore), Allen, Johns (Timms), Williams, McLachlan.

Unused Subs: Watson, Kirby.

  • ALL the matches involving Oxfordshire clubs in the top two Uhlsport Hellenic League divisions on Saturday were washed out.

Banbury United play tonight in the BetVictor Southern League Challenge Cup.

They visit Beaconsfield Town in the second round (7.45).