RUTHERFORD are one win away from an Oxford & District league and cup double after beating Forum B 7-3 in their Divisional Team Cup tie.

The new competition sees groups of four teams in each division play each other in semi-finals, with British Rail standing in the Division 1 champions’ way after they beat Forum A 6-3.

In the lower section, Forum D beat Brookes and Forum C beat Bicester A.

It was a similar story in Division 2, with champions Vikings A easing to a 9-1 win over Begbroke and runners-up RAL B 7-3 victors over Forum F, Witney A beating Forum E in the lower group.

In Division 3, Forum I beat Vikings B and Witney B won against Forum H, while Bicester C and Holton C came through their lower group matches – the former triumphing over Holton D on games won after a 5-5 draw.

Forum K beat Community B in the two-a-side development league.

Ex-Kidlington Forum player and chairman Paul Woodward has died.

The stalwart represented the club for more than 40 years, devoting many hours to coaching juniors.

A celebration of his life will be held at 1pm on Tuesday at the Oxford Crematorium, followed by a reception at Yarnton Home and Garden Centre. Casual dress is appropriate.