Week 14 – Christmas comes early for U13s

Charlbury U13s 3-0 Ducklington

The u13s welcomed an unbeaten Ducklington side to Enstone for a KO Cup 2nd round match. The usual fast start for the home side was matched by the usual profligacy in front of goal, with several good chances missed leaving the coaches fearing the worst at 0-0 at half time.However, early in the second half a pacy burst from Tyra Aitken won a penalty, and a great chance to open the scoring. Although Jacob Hayes effort was saved low by the Ducklington keeper, Toby Ball reacted quickly and smashed in the rebound. Shortly after, clever play on the right from Toby resulted in a low cross converted by Ollie Jarvis for a 2-0 lead, and control of the match.  As always, Ducklington kept the ball well, but failed to create much in the way of clear cut chances with the Charlbury defensive unit outstanding, and the scoring was completed with Alex Cocks-Hope scrambling home from a late corner – 3-0 and a place in the Quarter Finals awaits.

Bloxham 1-4 Charlbury U14s

For the second week running, the squad was some what depleted but this did not stop the team putting a first class first half display which saw numerous passing moves and a progression to a 3-0 scoreline, against a good Bloxham side that were unbeaten in the league. Joe Whitehead was involved in all the first half goals with two crosses onto the head of Billy Sweet and then hit a ball from 30 yards into the top corner. The second half was a much closer affair, with Bloxham being award a penalty only for Charlie Chadwick to move forward after being released into midfield and secure the 3 goal cushion. Excellent display.that was orchestrated by Billy Sweet.

STREETS AHEAD : Tower Hill 0-4 Charlbury U16 girls

Charlbury continued their excellent recent run of form and swept aside their nearest title rivals Tower Hill in a first half blitz. Dominating the opening exchanges Charlbury were to be denied twice by some fine Tower goalkeeping. Then it was the reverse with Charlbury’s stand in goalie Sophia Cox making excellent saves to thwart Tower who started to come back into the game. However Charlbury made the break through midway through the 1st half with Emily Mumford, on her return to her former club smashing one in from 25 yards. Three further quick fire goals from Ruby C (2) and Gaby put Charlbury 4 up by half time. Charlbury’s dominant midfield led by girl of the game Georgia Street, Abbie Thorne and Rachel Appleton gave Tower no hope of getting back into the match and further excellent saves from the Tower keeper denied Charlbury from adding to their total.
A 8 point lead at the top of the league means the Charlbury girls go into the Xmas & New Year break with a guaranteed top spot.

Charlbury Under 11 girls

The U11 Girls played away in Oxford on a frosty Saturday morning against a strong Blackbird Girls.  Captain for the week was Bea. The match was fast paced from the off and included a number of strong moves from the opposition. Our defence of Libby and Matilda supported from Molly W in centre midfield was resolute. Blackbird Girls were a strong team, haven’t lost a match all season and were only 1-0 up at half time.They scored their second early in the second half but Charlbury then bounced back through a super free kick from the edge of the area that flew into the net by Molly W. The match ended in a 3-1 defeat and great credit to Blackbird Girls who played good football. Player of the match was Libby for her strong defensive display throughout. Plus well done to Gracie, Adelaide, Millie and Bea who all had a time in goal during the two matches.

The second match of the day – played as a 9 a side friendly was again an even match and did see Charlbury playing some super football in the first half.