Ady Fuller named as new Greens boss

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Kidlington have announced former Banbury United player and manager Ady Fuller as their new manager as the successor to Julian McCalmon, who stepped down at the end of the season.

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Hellenic League make-up provokes controversy

downloadFriday saw the release of the step 5 and 6 allocations, with four Oxfordshire clubs having promotions confirmed, but there has also been plenty of controversy.

Ardley United and Shrivenham, having finished first and second respectively in Division One West, return to the Premier Division as expected, whilst Carterton and Abingdon Town have been restored to Division One having played in Division Two last year.

The expected merger of Division One West and Division One East has not taken place, with both leagues running with just 14 teams next season.

Headington Amateurs, Letcombe and Woodstock Town have not been included, having been demoted due to lack of facilities and floodlights at their grounds. They are expected to appear in Division Two, the line-up for which has not been announced as yet. Read more of this post

Freds lift Reading Senior Cup

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Highmoor-Ibis 3-5 Wantage Town

Wantage Town won the Reading Invitation Challenge Senior Cup for a second time with a 5-3 victory over Highmoor-Ibis at the Madejski Stadium.

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Railwaymen on the move as “common sense prevails”

Fast_Moving_Train_IndiaDidcot Town have been successful in their appeal to move to the Southern League East division for next season.

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Saxton Rovers North Berks Cup hoodoo continues

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Berinsfield 2-0 Saxton Rovers

After a fantastic season, the North Berks Cup proved one step too far for Saxton Rovers’s pursuit of a quadruple as they lost to Berinsfield.

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New bosses at North Leigh

1340901335North Leigh announced on Thursday that Darren James and Craig Dore have been appointed as joint managers, replacing the outgoing John Brough.

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Didcot left stranded in provisional constitution

MV5BMTgwMTczNDczNl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMzk4OTcwMjE@._V1_UX182_CR0,0,182,268_AL_The provisional 2018-19 league allocations for steps 1-4 have been released, and Didcot Town are locally the biggest losers.

They have retained their place in the Southern League West Division, however they will retain long trips to the west country and lose derbies against Kidlington and North Leigh, who move to a re-constituted ‘East’ Division, alongside Thame United.

Banbury United meanwhile have been placed in the Southern League South Division, the more southerly of the two divisions the league will have at step 3 this season. Oxford City remain in National League South. Read more of this post