AFC Hinksey came out on top in the clash of the Critchleys UTV Premier League’s top two as they beat Rover Cowley 3-1 in the Devenney Cup quarter-finals, writes TIM SIRET.

The margin of victory would have been wider for the visitors but for a man of the match performance from Rover goalkeeper Craig Evans.

Hinksey had been denied by the stopper several times, but their pressure eventually paid off when Kieran Davis raced through to smash a shot past Evans.

Tony Webster doubled the advantage with a powerful finish before the break.

A swift counter-attack got Rover back into the game in the second half, when Carly Bloomfield capitalised on a mix-up to break and cross for player-manager Graham Hambridge to score.

Briefly the tie was in the balance, but Alex Fasoranti made the game safe with a curling shot late on as Hinksey set up a home semi-final against OUP Wanderers next month.

There was a shock in the day’s other quarter-final, where Zubry Oxford, of Division 3A, pulled off a 2-1 win at home to Division 1 side Brightwell FC.

Andrew Gibbons put the higher-ranked side in front, but Zubry skipper Lukasz Wolinski equalised.

Both sides had chances to go in front after the interval, but Wolinski struck the decisive blow in the closing minutes to bag his second goal, setting up a trip to Kings Arms Wheatley in the last four.

The Tree provided the main surprise in the Ridgeway Cup quarter-finals, where goals from Luke Faircloth and Ollie O’Hanlon saw them cancel out Dan Normington’s strike to come from behind to win 2-1 away to King & Queen Wheatley.

Craig Davies, Frank Haines and Matty Steele were all on target as Black Swan eased into the semi-finals in their first season with a 3-1 home win against Iffley Harriers.

Jack Barrett netted a consolation for Harriers.

A brace from Ben Glastonbury was in vain as Freeland Yeoman lost 3-2 to Saxton Pirates, who progressed thanks to goals from Sam Childs, Rob Cattel and Ross Tabor.