Week 2 (Sept 13/14) : Wilson Wonder Strike secures victory at Yarnton

U9s. Charlbury U9s traveled to Witney Vikings for their first away fixture of the season. A commanding first half performance from Alfie at the heart of defence. Izzy produced some great footwork to get the game back to 1-1. A very good midfield display from Oscar, Stan & Henry.A few changes at half time saw the Introduction to our second half goal scorers. Some strong forward running out of the defence from Bailey saw him finding the back of the net. Robson’s classy footwork and determination resulted in 2 goals for him.Harvey put in a fine display of football which saw him scoring 3 goals. One stand out goal was a great bit of quick thinking seeing the goal keeper off his line and a first time strike into the bottom corner.It was a great team performance which saw each player contributing to a great win.

U11s played a difficult match against Eynsham on a very hard Nine Acres pitch. Although there was a lot of effort and we had goals from Thomas Corbet, George Ferguson-Hand and Harry Hayes. They were cancelled out by goals from three corners for Eynsham. Another tough match this weekend away at Bampton

U12s. No game. Midweek fixture scheduled re Yarnton

U13s. The u13s returned to winning ways with a comfortable 11-1 win over Banbury United. There were braces for Tyra Aitken, Toby Ball, Ollie Jarvis, Clyde Kay and Vernon Cox, with Jacob Hayes scoring the other goal.

U14s. Two first half goals from Tom Wilson secured a hard earnt victory for the Under 14s at Yarnton Blues. The first half was dominated by Charlbury with slick passing and some excellent finishing. However, as the Charlbury fitness faded, Yarnton mounted a number of attacks that required Henry Wheeler to be at his very best! Great effort however secured with a 2-1 victory in the end!

U15s. As expected we had a very competitive game against a very strong Banbury Irish team on Sunday, After two highly charged games last season this was no different although the referee did keep things in check nicely. We got off to a flyer with Billy Cooper seizing on some indecision in the Banbury Irish penalty box to put us in front. Banbury Irish then scored an equaliser and missed two penalties before we went 2-1 up with Luke Zaheer scoring a fine goal for us. Banbury Irish then pushed on and benefited from a very unfortunate own goal to equalise. We were then largely untroubled and created a number of good chances and the game looked like finishing with a 2-2 draw which would probably have been a fair result but Banbury scored from a breakaway goal right at the death resulting us losing the game 3-2. A great effort from the lads against a team that a favourites to lift the A League title at the end of the season and a performance that should give us confidence.

U16s. After last week’s good win, next up was an away fixture at Wallingford, who had come down from the A League and who we had very narrowly beaten in a tense County Cup game last season. Without three strikers (Joe, Will and Fred) we started with Charlie Maudsley and Archie Hawley up front and it was the Archie who gave us the lead with a beautifully taken finish. We were creating chances and goalmouth scrambles aplenty but couldn’t get a second until a lovely piece of interplay from Max Sulik and Jamie Youngson set the latter free down the right and having beaten the full back, Jamie’s cross was converted from close range by Charlie. At the other end some excellent defending meant keeper Ben Collins wasn’t troubled too much by a lively Wallingford front line and we added a third early in the second half with another excellent move finished by Charlie. Max then got the goal his play deserved to put us 4-0 up. A penalty for Wallingford gave them some hope, but with our defence outstanding throughout and our midfield winning their battles all over the pitch we saw the game out for another excellent victory.

U11 Girls The U11 Girls first match of the season was played in an enthusiastic spirit against Banbury Irish Girls. The match started well, with some fantastic play from the girls but we needed excellent work in defence led by Libby and Matilda and many important saves from Gracie. A great goal was scored by Molly W at the start of the second half. Again some lovely moves were played by the girls throughout. Great credit to Banbury who played good football and were exceptionally team spirited, making us feel welcome. A very special mention to Tilly who was having a tremendous game and unfortunately had to go off injured. The injury turned out to be a fracture to her arm. We wish you a speedy recovery – and need you back on pitch soon…!

U16 Girls No game