Mattimore hero in dramatic FA Cup opener

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Oxhey Jets 3-4 Wantage Town

A stoppage time winner from Connor Mattimore gave Wantage Town victory in the FA Cup over Oxhey Jets after a dramatic second half.

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Mitchell Parker gives Shrivenham baptism of fire

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Shrivenham 1-5 Reading City

Shrivenham were handed a harsh lesson in the return to the Hellenic League Premier Division, with Mitchell Parker scoring a hat-trick for Reading City.

Jack Powell and Matt Hancock also scored as the club formerly known as Highmoor Ibis ran into a 4-0 lead at half time.

Nathan Blackford scored a penalty as the hosts recovered early in the second half, but any thoughts of a shock comeback were put to end by Parker’s third.  Read more of this post

Oxfordshire Non-League Season Preview: Part One

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Saturday sees the non-league season get underway, with Oxford City set to kick-off in the National League and some of our Hellenic League sides doing likewise.

With that in mind, here’s my assessment of what we can expect from these teams this season. Apologies in advance if anyone feels like I’ve given their team short shrift. Read more of this post

Comfortably victory for Banbury in Supermarine Cup

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Hungerford Town 0-6 Banbury United

Banbury United eased past a youthful Hungerford Town XI in difficult conditions on the first day of the Supermarine Cup.

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Andrady and Tack score in Thame pre-season win

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Risborough Rangers 0-2 Thame United

As the county’s Southern League sides step up their pre-season preparations, two goals early in the second half gave Thame United a third win in three in a derby with Risborough Rangers.

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Obika and Little doubles down Oxford City

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Oxford City 1-5 Oxford United

Oxford United cruised to a 5-1 win over Oxford City in their annual friendly meeting, although the hosts gave a good account of themselves despite the scoreline.

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Early rounds drawn for FA competitions

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The draws for the early rounds of the FA Cup, FA Trophy, FA Vase and FA Youth Cup were made on Friday, with Shrivenham notable absentees from the FA Cup, whilst Oxford City Nomads’s withdrawal from the FA Vase could have greater meaning.

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