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FOOTBALL: Unfancied Rangers pull off big shock
11:00am Wednesday 5th February 2014 in Sport
Carterton Rangers took the honours in their home clash with Carterton Town A to reach the semi-finals of the John Fathers Oxfordshire Junior Shield.
Once again Rangers, who are mid-table in Division 2, enjoyed bagging a Premier scalp as they edged home 4-3 in a thriller.
Town were missing several influential players, but can have no complaints about the result.
Ben Pearce, James Barker, Sam Giles and an own goal were Rangers scorers with Lee Mosely, Marc Stayte and Chris MacNeil replying.
The all-Witney & DistrictFA Premier Division tie between Charlbury and Witney Royals promised to be a tight affair.
But in reality it proved to a one-sided affair with home side Charlbury running out convincing 5-0 winners.
Charlbury player-manager Craig McCallum scored a double, with the father-and-son combination of Tony and Dan Bott also on target. An own goal completed the rout.
Due to the poor weather, there was only one game in the Witney & FA Premier Division, but it was significant at the foot of the table as second bottom Chadlington defeated Aston 2-1 at home.
In tacky conditions, Aston took an early lead when Phil Caswell fired home from close range.
Chadlington levelled just before the break when new boy Jack Turner nodded in Steven Hunt’s cross.
In the second half, Hunt headed home his seventh goal of the season from Mark Sheffield’s corner.
James Adams and Hunt had further chances to increase the lead, but they were squandered as Chadlington comfortably held on for their first win of the season.
Hollybush returned to the top of Division 2 as they defeated bottom side Witney Royals Res 6-3 away from home.
The experience and ability of Lee Keyes was the difference between the two sides as he bagged a five-timer.
Kev Davies added Holly-bush’s other goal with And-rew Partlett, Max Lucas and Richard Sins replying for the youthful hosts.
Minster Lovell Res stren-gthened their second position in Division 3 with a 4-0 victory at Kingham Res.
Nathan Bowles and Craig Sallis hit a double apiece.
Corinthians are back on top of Division 4 after a 4-2 home over Bampton United Res.
Frank Webb, took his tally for the season to 22 as he grabbed a hat-trick, with Dan Hackett adding the other.
Nathan Beckett scored a brace for Bampton.
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