Iffley Harriers got their new campaign off to a winning start with a 4-1 home victory over Zubry Oxford in the Critchleys Upper Thames Valley League Premier Division, writes MATTHEW HARDY.

Iffley took the lead against the run of play after a clinical finish from Jack Barratt, before Zubry drew level through a rasping long-range effort by Marcin Samoluk.

Goals from Rob Lees and Chris Morgan gave Harriers a commanding lead at the break.

Dan Pear completed the scoring with a second-half penalty.

There was a hat-trick of hat-tricks for Village Inn as David Murphy, Billy Brooks and Daniel Osbourne each notched a treble to give them a 9-4 home victory over Northway in Division 1.

Daz Kianzad scored twice for the visitors and there were also goals for Ben Sadler and Declan Benjamin, but their efforts came to nought against Village Inn’s three-pronged attack.

North Oxford Conservative Club were 5-3 winners at White Horse Abingdon, thanks to a Luke Murphy brace and a goal apiece from Denel Thomas, Andrew Potter and Michael O’Shea.

Matthew Brown struck twice for the hosts and Adam Waclawek was also on target, but it wasn’t enough.

A double each from Graig Gillboy and Aaron Williams, as well as one from Ryan Barnett ensured Northway Res got off to a perfect start in Division 2 with a 5-0 drubbing of visitors Watlington Town.

New Club also started their season with a home win, beating Exeter Rangers 2-0 thanks to goals from Chris Kent and Jake Lewis.

Milton Midgets came from behind three times to claim a 3-3 draw in Division 3 clash at home to Golden Ball.

John McMahon put the away side in front, but James Carlini levelled for Midgets after the break.

Tom Higgs then cancelled out a Noel Fox volley to level, and Carlini notched his second ten minutes from the end after Grant Brown’s looping header had given Golden Ball the lead for a third time.

Goals from Andy Griffiths (2), Charlie Silkstone and Tom Bliss gave new boys Watlington Town Res a 4-1 home victory over Checkendon Exiles, whose consolation effort came from Jon Williams.

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