Back after the Christmas Pudding…

Charlbury Under 12s

A trip to top of the table Highfield proved Charlbury have come a long way. Despite losing, a large portion of the first half was played in the Highfield half but the goal just wouldn’t come. Some lovely football on show again, keep it up team.

Chesterton 3-8 Charlbury U14s

A strange day at Bicester Sports Association saw the U14s remain top of the U14 WDYFL but the scoreline somewhat flattered the team. Although winning by a 5 goal margin, the man of the match was Henry Wheeler, Charlburys goalkeeper with some outstanding saves. Goals from Tom Hart (2), Jamie, Ed, David, Billy, Thomas R and Joe showed a team performance but plenty of work to do… and Chesterton are coming back next week.

Charlbury Under 11 Girls

The U11 Girls first match of 2020 was played in an enthusiastic spirit against Summertown Jayhawks. The match started well, with some great defence from the girls playing uphill on an uneven pitch. We needed some excellent work in defence led by Grace and Molly J and from Libby in goal. She made some important saves during the first half. The second half again had some lovely moves played by the girls throughout. Great credit to Summertown who played good football and scored four well taken goals. They were exceptionally team spirited, making us feel very welcome and sharing sweets all round at the end!

Charlbury U13s 2-1 Eynsham

After a shellacking at the hands of Oxford City in the County Cup pre-Christmas, the u13s returned to league action against newly promoted Eynsham. A disjointed first half performance still saw Charlbury miss their usual host of clear chances, including a couple from about two yards out, and a weak Jacob Hayes penalty that was saved. After 25 minutes they did eventually manage to take the lead, Jacob finding the top corner from the edge of the box with a powerful strike to make amends for his earlier miss. However, in typical fashion, Eynsham then broke away in the last minute of the first half and equalised with their first shot of the match – 1-1 at half time.The second half was a much more even affair, with chances limited for both sides, and Eynsham continued to play some tidy passing football. A draw looked the likeliest result until a moment of magic from Tyra Aitken with ten minutes left resulted in him finding the bottom corner with a composed finish to secure the lead. Charlbury managed to see out the game without too much alarm after the goal, but they will need to improve performance levels in future weeks.