U14s Eynsham 0-1 Charlbury 1
A wet and cold afternoon in Oxford Road saw Charlbury edge a tight encounter with Enysham, who themselves also have a semi-final date in the County Cup. Charlbury probably had the better of each half and perhaps the better chances and were regularly thwarted several times by the excellent Enysham goalkeeper. Lewis, coming on at half time was seen to make the difference with an excellent driven shot into the corner to allow Charlbury to take the lead within 5 minutes of the restart. Charlbury then camped in the Eynsham half but failed to add to the score further. Next up Cup semi final v Bampton in March
U13s Charlbury 5-2 Banbury Irish
The u13s travelled to newly promoted Banbury Irish on a cold and wet afternoon. Early team news was not good – goalkeeper Kerr Griffith out with a late gym injury, and key creative force Toby Ball missing due to illness. Irish started strongly, with a very powerful and physical attacking lineup, but their high defensive line proved to be their undoing. Clyde Kay opened the scoring with a wonderful lobbed finish from 20 yards, before Tyra Aitken made it 2-0 midway through the second half racing onto a through ball. Irish responded well, and deservedly clawed one back, before Tyra restored the two goal advantage just before the half finishing a classy Finn Ab Lorweth through ball.Charlbury remained composed in second half, largely content to soak up and counter, and Tyra scored two more via a free kick and a lovely solo effort, to extend the lead to 5-1. A late consolation goal for Irish completed the scoring at 5-2 in the closing stages. Many excellent performances, but a shout-out to Vernon Cox for deputising so ably in goal, and Finn for answering a late SOS call having initially been omitted from the matchday squad.That makes it 4 wins from 4 in the Spring ‘A’ league, with a break next week for a KO cup quarter final.
Grove 0-3 Charlbury Girls U16s (Friendly)
Charlbury Girls without a league fixture since November traveled to Grove , who currently sit on top of the OMGFL, for a competitive fixture.The Saturday fixture played on an excellent surface saw Charlbury ease into a 2-0 half time lead and playing football, back to their pre-Christmas best. Goals from Abbie Thorn (2) and Imi Taylor saw Charlbury win 3-0 even with a further goal correctly disallowed for not calling a name when running to the ball. Things are looking good for the rest of the season which recommences belatedly on 8th February.