Conor Ingram’s hat-trick fired Oxfordshire to a 4-1 win over Kent in the ESFA Under 16 Inter-County Trophy semi-final at Milton United.

Keeper Christian Law-rence came to Oxon’s rescue early on, racing off his line to block a shot, before Yassin Elouahaki was denied by Kent keeper Josh Smith.

Ingram opened the scoring after 15 minutes, rising highest to power a header into the top corner from a Josh Ashby cross.

But Kent were level just before half time when Lewis Whiteoak looped the ball into the far corner after the home defence failed to clear a free-kick.

However, Oxon settled the tie with a three-goal salvo inside eight minutes early in the second half.

Ingram grabbed his second after Jacob Hughes drew the keeper, before rolling the ball into his path.

Hughes then scored an outstanding goal, controlling a cross on his chest with his back to goal, before spinning and firing a volley into the top corner from 15 yards.

Four minutes later, Hughes was fouled in the box, and Ingram drove the spot-kick to complete his hat-trick.

Ingram almost added another, but his low drive came back off an upright.

With Dom Hyam dominating at the back, Oxfordshire seldom looked like conceding again, and they will now face Cheshire or Durham in the final.