FOOTBALL: Manning thwarts Chipping Norton's progress

Witney Gazette: Kirtlington goalkeeper Matt Simmonds seems unaware Combe’s Roger Moss has just scored Kirtlington goalkeeper Matt Simmonds seems unaware Combe’s Roger Moss has just scored

Chipping Norton’s push for the Witney & District FA Premier Division title stalled when were held to a 1-1 draw by Hailey, writes Anthony Barlow.

Gary Smith scored for the hosts with Luke Manning levelling for Hailey.

Carterton Town A picked up all three points after their 4-1 win over Witney Royals.

Luke Rippington scored for the visitors, but a brace each from Jason Lonsdale and Chris MacNeil settled the issue.

The points were also shared at Chadlington, where the hosts drew 2-2 with Charlbury Town.

Craig McCallum and Craig Goode scored for Charlbury, with George Slatter and Steven Hunt finding the equalising goals, and a very valuable point for relegation-threatened Chad-lington.

Hanborough saw off Minster Lovell 3-1. Jonny Aryis, Craig Johnstone and Neil Rose were all on the scoresheet for the hosts, while Nathan Harris replied.

Division 1 leaders Hailey Res and second-placed Bourton Rovers fought out a rare 0-0 draw.

Basement boys Eynsham SSC and Freeland battled for a hard-earned point apiece in their 3-3 draw.

John Ayres (2) and Ashley Bowerman netted for the hosts, with Alex Clifford, Ben Crawford and Lloyd Little on the mark for Freeland.

Combe went top of Division 2 at the expense of opponents Kirtlington.

The hosts won 3-1, with Roger Moss, Mike Gardener and Vinnie Snell on target.

Callum Emmett replied for Kirtlington, who dropped to second.

Warren Senior scored on his return to action with FC Mills as they picked up all three points courtesy of a 2-1 home win over Milton.

Jason Thomas scored the other, with Pat King netting for Milton.

Witney Royals Res went down 8-3 to Finstock.

Tom Gregory grabbed a hat-trick with Lee Travers (2), Ashley Overton and Callum Pratley adding.

Max Lucas (2) and Liam Readhead replied for Royals.

Carterton Town B increased their lead at the top of Division 3 to seven points after a 4-3 win over Chipping Norton Town Res.

Olly Bush banged in a brace for the hosts, with Dan Sollis and Adam Harris getting the others.

Chippy replied through Justin Morgan, Sean Kemp and Kieran Watts.
Minster Lovell lost ground on the leaders after being held to a 4-4 draw at Charlbury Town Res.

The hosts netted through Jack Ely (2), Mark Clements and Steven Pearce, with James Hector (2), Craig Sallis and David Souch all scoring for Minster.

Brize Norton Res handed out a 6-1 hammering to visitors Bourton Rovers Res.
Rob Hook (2), Rob Brown (2), Scott Peaper and Dave Anstee all found the back of the net. Jake Oakey scored the consolation for Bourton.Nathan Beckett scored another treble in Bampton United Res’s 5-0 Division 4 thrashing of visitors Spartan Rangers A.

Tom Madden and Dan Paintin got the others.

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