It was a local derby for the under 9’s this weekend as they hosted Stonesfield.
We got off to a cracking start with Robson scoring 3 very quick goals to put us ahead which set up a very strong performance from the whole team.
The goals just kept coming with Henry, Harvey, Bailey all contributing to the score line.
The second half consisted of more goals and some great football being played. A few performances to mention was Bethany with a great display of defending, Izzy with her great control in the midfield, some cracking goals scored by Robson, Alfie scoring against his old team which he was very happy about and Stan with a cracking goal.
The game ended with a Charlbury win and some very happy faces.
Under 11 girls
A mdday kick off away at Cumnor Minors was this week’s match for the U11 Girls. Captain for the week was our super goalkeeper; Gracie. The match was slow to start but built into a terrific tussle in the later part of the first half and through the second half. There were, again, some lovely periods of play by the Girls throughout, with confidence beginning to grow across the team. The match ended in a narrow 1-0 win for Cumnor but we had some stand out performances this week in particular from Evie, Bea, Izzy, Matilda and Gracie in goal.
The second match of the day – played as a 9 a side friendly – allowed the girls more game time against a quality opposition. This match was largely controlled by a superb Charlbury display and was comfortably won 2-0 by Charlbury with goals from Molly W and Fran.
The player of the match trophy was deservedly won by Bea.
U12s Grendon 3-4 Charlbury
U12s travelled to Grendon Underwood and came away with a hard fought 4-3 victory on an interesting pitch! ‘Never give up’ was the phrase for the day and the team battled to the end scoring a late winner. Special mention for Arran Powell who scored a superb hat trick.
U13s – Deddington 2- 6 Charlbury
The u13s returned to winning ways at Deddington this weekend. A first-half brace from Toby Ball saw them go into half time level at 2-2, with Deddington battling hard to stay in the game. The second half saw a much improved Charlbury display, and three goals from Tyra Aitken and a brilliant headed goal from Ollie Jarvis saw them run out comfortable and deserved winners by 6 goals to 2.
U14s No game.
U15s – Charlbury 2 – 1 Brackley Athletic
A hard fought win by the U15s at the weekend against a strong Brackley Team that won the A league last season. We started the game well and it was immediately clear that this was going to be a close one, Brackley went ahead mid-way through the first half with a very well taken long range effort that gave our keeper no chance. Our captain Harris Kilburn worked tirelessly to keep the lads effort up and gain back some momentum for us and this was rewarded just before half time when we were awarded a penalty. With our usual penalty taker not present Tayler Kendall bravely took the ball and calmly scored a well taken penalty sending the keeper the wrong way and take us into half time level. The second half was again end to end and Brackley were starting to wrestle back the advantage before Billy Cooper scored what was to be our winner. We held on to the final whistle, parking the bus on the edge of our penalty box to gain a very good victory. Our Man of the match was Tayler Kendall but it was a close run thing with both Will Sherrington and Archie Carreras Jago also giving very strong performances in the centre of defence.
Harwell and Hendred 1-2 Charlbury U16s Girls
After a disappointing result last week, Charlbury travelled to Harwell who have had an excellent start to the season. Lessons learnt from last week saw the competitive nature of the Charlbury midfield win major battles and Charlbury took the lead in the 14th minutes with an excellent run by Abbie Thorne finished by Annabel, attacking the ball at full pelt. A fortunate bounce then opened an opportunity for Abbie who made it 2-0 to Charlbury, who were well in control. However, nothing is easy and Harwell put a ball into the box that the defence did not attack and Harwell got back into the game with a simple finish just before half time.
After the break, Charlbury again got on top of the game and should really have extended the lead with chances falling to Sophia, Gaby and Ruby (from distance). Harwell pushed forward trying to get an equalizer but the defence and midfield held firm and Charlbury ended up worthy winners in a very competitive game.