FOOTBALL: Freeland lose out after a thriller

Witney Gazette: Freeland’s Nathan Langford celebrates as his header flies into the net, despite a Mansfield Road defender’s attempt to clear it off the line during their 4-3 defeat in the Premier Division on Saturday Freeland’s Nathan Langford celebrates as his header flies into the net, despite a Mansfield Road defender’s attempt to clear it off the line during their 4-3 defeat in the Premier Division on Saturday

Freeland were edged out 4-3 at Mansfield Road in a seven-goal Oxfordshire Senior League Premier Division spectacular.

Soufian Kessabi did the damage for Mansfield with a double, with James Watkins and Matt Wells also on target for the hosts.

Nathan Langford, Alex Bush and Danny Taylor all scored from set-pieces in reply for the visitors.

Freeland Res crashed 5-2 at home to Bletchingdon Res in Division 2.

Jamie Perkin and Rob Belcher netted for Freeland, with Ben Jameson (2), Mark Penner, Joe Goodgame and Jack Mort on target for Bletchingdon.

Goals from Tom Rawlings, Tom Gerken, Tom Pickett, Dave Pryce and Jonny Room saw Eynsham Res make it three wins in a row with a 5-1 victory against Yarnton Res, for whom Tom Knoy netted.

OTHER SCORERS

Div 3: Stonesfield Res 1 (L Stayte), Mansfield Road Res 1 (A Al Mahri); Horspath Res 3 (J Beesley, S Cullen, W Jack), Enstone 0.

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