RUTHERFORD’S winning run in Division 1 of the Oxford & District League was brought to an end at second-placed Forum A.

The hosts had to pull together for a 6-4 win, with Fraser Harris, Karl Bushell and Greg Boone all contributing.

But Lewis Waddup secured a maximum to grab a consolation point for the leaders, who have had their lead at the summit cut to one.

British Rail are breathing down the frontrunners’ necks, thanks to a 10-0 triumph over Bicester A.

Forum C were too strong for bottom side Brookes, Michael Kenyon’s full house helping the visitors to an 8-2 victory.

Vikings A are 14 points clear at the top of Division 2 after a 9-1 thrashing of Forum E, James Speedy and Mike Aistrop registering trebles.

RAL B went down 6-4 at home to Begbroke, Paul Humphrey’s maximum proving the difference.

Division 3 leaders Forum I were held to a 5-5 draw at Holton D, Brian Dobson with a full house for the hosts.


Div 1: Brookes 2, Forum C 8 (M Kenyon 3); Forum A 6, RAL A 4 (L Waddup 3); British Rail 10, Bicester A 0.

Div 2: Holton A 3, Begbroke 7 (P Humphrey 3, J Brown 3); Vikings A 9 (J Speedy 3, M Aistrop 3), Forum G 1; Forum E 8 (R Hambridge 3), Holton A 2; Forum F 3, Gladiators 7 (M Penn 3, P Knight 3); RAL B 4, Begbroke 6 (P Humphrey 3); Bicester B 3, Witney A 7 (G Plowman 3).

Div 3: Witney B 6 (R Zdziech 3), Vikings B 4; Holton C 5, Bicester C 5 (D Holley 3); Holton D 5 (B Dobson 3), Forum I 5; Holton D 6 (B Dobson 3), Bicester D 4; Forum H 6 (M Chambers 3), Holton B 4; Bicester D 5, Community A 5.