FOOTBALL: Simpson is spot-on in Tower Hill revival

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Ben Simpson scored a penalty winner as Tower Hill Stars came back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 at Bloxham in their first Giles Sports Under 14 A Witney Youth League success of the season.

Sloppy defending allowed Vincent McGibbon to give Bloxham the lead, before Jake Bedlow made it 2-0 just before the break.

A few minutes into the second half, Alfie Hester clawed a goal back for the hosts, with Chris Godfrey levelling.

And the comeback was complete when Tower skipper Simpson made it 3-2 from the penalty spot after a Bloxham defender handled.

Tower Hill then held out for victory despite a few nervy moments.

Eynsham Youth defeated Char-lton & District 4-0 in the second round of the Knockout Cup, thanks to a Luke Coles double and strikes from Quin Brown and Nick Victory.

Ethan Barrett scored a hat-trick as Witney Vikings Youth saw off Bicester Town Colts 5-2 in the D League.

Josh Griffiths weighed in with a double.

Tower Hill had to be satisfied with a point after being held to a 4-4 draw at Bardwell in the Under 12 A League.

Tower Hill opened their account when Jordan Thomas lobbed the ball over the Bardwell keeper, with a Kyle Rawlins header doubling their lead.

However, Bardwell clawed one back through James Davis, only for Sam Taylor to make it 3-1 to Tower Hill.

Jimmy Kimani’s header cut Tower Hill’s lead, before Ryan Costello equalised.

Thomas restored Tower Hill’s advantage to complete his brace, only for Hamish Hall to grab a point with a penalty late on.

Oliver Laughton scored a treble as Stonesfield Strikers edged to a 3-2 win at Bampton Town in the Under 11 Green League.

Laughton’s heroics put his side 3-0 up and although Mitchell Constable and Jude Clayton cut the visitors’ lead, Stonesfield held on.

A hat-trick from Joseph Langdon helped Carterton Town to a 4-1 win away to Carterton Town Colts in the Under 10 Green League. Harris Birch completed their tally.

Goals from Declan O’Brien, Mackenzie Geal and Ross Henderson sealed a 3-0 win for Bampton Town at Moreton Rangers in the Under 9 White League.

Owain Carwright scored the winner for North Leigh as they triumphed 2-1 at Bardwell.

Daniel Thoulas put the away side ahead at the break, only for William Smith to equalise, before Cartwri-ght won it for North Leigh.

OTHER SCORERS Under 9 Green League: Tower Hill 2 (F Baker, P Walsh), Banbury United Youth Puritans 0; White League: Combe Junior Sports 3 (X Timmis 2, F Leydon pen), Banbury Utd Yth Royals 1 (N Brown).

Under 10 Red League: Hook Norton 0 Bampton Town 5 (B Ross 3, T Bardsley, T Liddiard).

Under 11 Brown Knockout Cup: Grendon Rangers 5 (S Carman 2, H Dearn 2, L Wilks), Witney Vikings Youth All-Stars 4 (L Keenan, L Jones, O Derby, O Walsh). Red League: Tower Hill 1 (S Hartley), Charlbury Town Youth 4 (S Hammon 2, R Jenkins, J Hill).

Under 12 A League: Ducklington 7 (J Bellenger 3, F Buckingham 2, H Stanley, T Rolfe), Eynsham Youth 0. B League: Chipping Norton Town Swifts 2 (J Wilson 2), Chasewell Park 0. C League: Tower Hill Stars 0, Carterton Town 6 (J Justin 2, J Romanek 2, L Felstead, L Horwood). D League: Moreton Rangers 3 (B Burdock 2, A Jeffcock), Chadlington 0.

Under 13 Knockout Cup 2nd round: Hook Norton 1 (D Whimill), Carterton Town Colts 8 (D Allsworth 2, J Woodham-Davis 2, G Meyer, D Murphy, T Cozier, og). A League: Tower Hill Stars 1 (M Low), Charlbury Town Youth 2 (H Nincer, D Huddlestone).

Under 14 B League: Hook Norton 0, Clanfield 85 3 (T Jones, J Carter, H Edwards).

Under 15 B League: Enstone Sports 4 (J Hunt 2, L Bateman, O Bennett), Easington Sports 2 (Z Mohammed, J Redpath).

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