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Oakley Club Worthy Winners

  • 11/10/16
  • By Tony Spencer
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Basingstoke & District Sunday League Match Reports from Sunday 2nd October, By Tony Spencer.

Oakley Club de Futbol Albion started their Hampshire Sunday Senior Cup against Worthies with only eight players. Eventually a full team made up the numbers and Oakley found themselves holding on 1-1 at half-time against their Winchester-based visitors, thanks to a Dan Bloma goal. In the second half Jack MacKinnon hit the winner to take Oakley through 2-1.

Husaria had to travel to Halfway United in Eastleigh in their first-ever cup match​, holding the hosts to a 1-1 draw after extra time, their goal coming from Lukasz Wrzos. Husaria's keeper saved a penalty in the second half to keep them in the game, but they went down 4-2 in the penalty shootout. Husaria played well, they were just unlucky with the penalties.

Affini Technology faced F.I.L.O. in Winchester, but succumbed 3-2, consolation goals from Matt Bennett and Alex Jupp.

Republic of Chineham went through on a whitewash after their visitors Pavil withdrew earlier in the week.

Basingstoke Saints opened their account in the Hampshire Sunday Junior A Cup against Boscombe Celtic with an Adam Butler cross, headed in by Liam James, to give Saints a slim half-time lead. Saints have played well so far this season but with precious little to show for it up to now. This lead fed their belief in themselves, and midway through the second half a corner by Matt Cuthbertson teed up Adam Butler to head in for 2-0. With 10 minutes to go Celtic pulled one back 2-1, but Saints were good value for their efforts and edged the game, their first win of the season.

AFC Soldiers went down 1-8 in their first County tie to Senior Shots, the home side's consolation goal being a screamer from Tom Langley.

North Warnborough had a dream start against Village Home of Gosport, with Sean Delfosse opening the scoring on 7 minutes and doubling his tally on 14 minutes. The visitors pulled one goal back before Billy Shepherd increased the lead to 3-1. Unfortunately, a strike from a free kick meant the visitors closed the gap to 3-2. Then the game was turned on its head when the Referee awarded a penalty to make it 3-3, a second penalty 3-4 and, just before half-time, a third penalty converted to 3-5! In the second half the balance was more even, but the hosts suffered from a red card and conceded another goal, to lose 3-6.

In the Hampshire Sunday Junior B Cup, DG Athletic lost 0-9 against Testcombe Athletic.

Team FC were missing a lot of regulars and only 11 players travelled to Barway. They went a goal down but played some good football to get back on level terms before netting a "goal" that was disallowed by the home linesman in a hotly disputed offside. Team continued to play well, but without substitutes the tie was conceded 4-1 in the last ten minutes.

A hat-trick by Matt Foreman, one from the penalty spot, was enough to see Camrose Social progress in the Bernard Cornish Cup with a 3-1 victory over Chineham Athletic. Adam Gough netted for the visitors.

Soldiers Return Reserves joined Camrose Social in the second round with a 6-2 win against Chineham Reserves. Soldiers took the lead after 10 minutes with a Callum Silcox goal. Reece Medford made it 2-0, beating the keeper at the near post. Chineham pulled one back but Matt Kelly converted a penalty before the break, 3-1. Early in the second half Kelly completed his brace, Silcox got his second for 5-1, before Tom Hartley sealed the win for the hosts with a fine volley, although the visitors scored again before the finish. Clayton Deakin and Jimmy Buckland were on the scoresheet for Chineham Reserves.

Several league matches plugged the gaps in the fixture list. In Division 1 FC Basing dominated the first half, building a 3-0 half-time lead over Soldiers Return, thanks to an own goal and Neil King brace. However, this was a game of two halves and 20 minutes into the second half Cobi Judd scored for Soldiers. After Joe Hill was pulled down in the box, Fred Cloke converted the penalty to reduce the deficit to one, with the 3-3 equaliser that shared the points headed in by Joe Hill, following a through ball by Ellis Hauman, leaving the champions still without a win this season.

With five straight wins, Chineham retain top of Division 2 with a 4-0 victory against Eastrop Eagles. Shane West scored twice, the first a brilliant individual effort into the top corner, with James Harvey and Kieron Alleyne adding less spectacular strikes.

Hampshire Irons took the lead against UWS after 25 minutes with a James McIntosh strike from 25 yards out. UWS came back 1-1, before McIntosh supplied Jordan Grant to turn and shoot for 2-1. Again UWS replied 2-2 before half-time. Tom Chant scoreboard make it 3-2 before James McIntosh allowed Irons to open up some daylight between the two sides with his second 4-2. UWS scored again, finishing 4-3 to Irons.

RAF Odiham Blades top Division 3 following a 10-0 thumping of Rising Sun.

Overton United took an early lead against North Warnborough Reserves, but the visitors played well and levelled on 40 minutes. In the second half, Overton took the lead 2-1 before the visitors were awarded a penalty, one that Ryan Thorpe missed on this occasion. However, from a free kick Jason Williams headed in an equaliser to share the points in a 2-2 draw.