CHARLBURY Town opened their Premier Division campaign with a thrilling 3-2 victory at home to Carterton Town A, writes John Smyth.

A Mark Fitzgerald strike, plus goals from Jack Eley and Stef Lang saw Charlbury home in the Witney & District FA Clash.

Barry Debenham and Martin Wartroba replied.

FC Hollybush drew 1-1 at Chipping Norton.

Josh Hunt netted for Chipping Norton, with Craig Mays equalising.

In Division 1, Aston and Tower Hill drew 2-2.Lewis Bartlett’s penalty gave Tower the lead, before Lee Beer levelled.Jamie Harris restored Tower Hill’s advantage, but Vince Evans scrambled home another equaliser for Aston.Tower had a late penalty by Bartlett well saved by Ash Edwards.Tower Hill Stars and FC Nomads drew 5-5.

Kev Davies smashed a four-timer for Stars, with Ash Overton also on target.

Nomads, who had James Hookins sent off after picking up two bookings, hit back through Chris Laurence (3), Dave Pryse and Jack Costar.

Matt Thompson (3), Dave Cross, Steve Brasier and Miles Roberts scored as Witney Royals beat Milton 6-4.

Stephen Pearce (2), Rob James and Will Collett replied.


Div 2: Brize Norton 6 (H Parker 2, G Morgan 2, R Hook, D Humm), Hanborough Res 1 (L Vaughan); Bourton Rovers 4 (D Way, H Larner, J Larner, og), Bletchingdon 0; Hailey Res 2 (B Snell, L Manning), Kingham AB 3 (O Peters 2, D Norris); Middle Barton 2 (N Higgs 2), Spartan Rgrs Res 2 (M Swiergon, A Saunders); Witney Wanderers 1 (S Morrison), Charlbury Tn Res 6 (M Hayes 2, J Mahony, R Healing, M Clifton, B Marles).

Div 3: FC Hollybush Res 2 (C Hirons 2), Ducklington 3 (C Nyenya, D Stanley, G Townsend); Bourton Rovers Res 3 (L Mosson, A Winter, J Fielding), Chipping Norton Tn Res 4 (R Burton, D Soper, S Collins, T Dolezel); FC Mills 1 (D Spivey), Witney Royals Res 1 (S Whelan).

Div 4: Siege Res 11 (W Griffiths 3, C Harrison 3, B Evans 2, N Jones, M Mills, S Thompson), Ascott Rgrs 0; FC Ascott Res 3 (M Abbiss 3), Stonesfield Res 2 (M Phipps, A Wilson); Kingham AB Res 3 (A Williams 3), Carterton Tn B 2 (T Cartmell 2); Bampton Res 1 (L Hancock), Wootton Res 2 (J Goodwin, F Ballard).