Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Moss scrambles late equaliser in see-saw Bishopswood clash

EMMER GREEN won their first Senior Division match of the season as they defeated visitors FC OLE 3-2 at the

EMMER GREEN won their first Senior Division match of the season as they defeated visitors FC OLE 3-2 at the Recreation Ground.

The hosts raced into the lead after just 30 seconds when Richard Bennett crossed to Chris Read to fire home

Despite having the majority of play the visitors pulled a goal back. However, with just one minute left before half-time the hosts broke away and a through ball to Daniel Donegan saw his shot saved by the keeper but the rebound fell to his brother John Donegan who tapped home.

Early in the second half Read netted his second of the match to put Emmer Green 3-1 up before FC Ole pulled a goal back late in the game.

HENLEY TOWN also picked up their first win of the season as they defeated FOX AND HOUNDS 5-1 at the Triangle Ground in the Premier Division.

A closely fought first half gave no indication of the final outcome. Fox and Hounds went in front on the half-hour before Sam Bell senior came up from defence to equalise by heading home from a corner just before the interval.

The second half was all Henley. Sam Bell junior kept the scoring in the family when putting the Town in front on 50 minutes.

Craig Sinclair increased the lead when heading in Ollie Maskell’s corner before Maskell set up Howard Olley for a further headed goal. Another header completed the scoring when Maskell nodded in a corner by Sinclair.

SC UNITED and KIDMORE END RESERVES settled for a point each from their Division 2 West derby clash at Bishopswood. The hosts raced into a 2-0 lead with two goals from Aaron Attfield.

Attfield put his side ahead after chipping the keeper before doubling the lead when heading in a Lukonde Kasonde cross.

Kidmore End’s fight back began when Tom Basketfield scored early in the second half with a neat finish from 20 yards.

Kieren Chard equalised when he chased down a loose back pass to chip home from just outside the box.

As the game entered the closing stages Zac Tull put the visitors into the lead with a 35-yard strike. United right back Jonathan Moss equalised five minutes from time after volleying home from a goal mouth scramble.

MAPLEDURHAM picked up their first three Division 3 East points of the season following their 3-2 win away to REAL READING.

The hosts went 1-0 ahead before Ian Burgess equalised for Mapledurham just before half-time.

In the second half Stuart Owen scored a penalty early on before Dan Salisbury netted from a rebound to put the visitors 3-1 up. The hosts pulled a goal back late in the game.

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