FOOTBALL: Valley edge past Tree in goal bonanza

Abingdon Exiles’ Russ Madley (stripes) battles for the ball with the North Oxford Conservative Club duo Reece James and Steven Doyle in Sunday’s Critchleys UTV League Division 2 clash

Abingdon Exiles’ Russ Madley (stripes) battles for the ball with the North Oxford Conservative Club duo Reece James and Steven Doyle in Sunday’s Critchleys UTV League Division 2 clash

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AFC Valley pipped Green Tree Grove 5-4 in an entertaining Critchley’s UTV League Division 1 battle, writes Daryl Ridgley.

Two goals for Richard Morgan and one apiece for Andrew Cummings, Shaun Smith and Chris Shahab secured all three points.

Green Tree goals came from Tom Eastwell and Luke Fairclough, who both scored twice.

Abingdon Exiles pipped North Oxford Conservative Club 4-2 in Division 2.

Richard Walker opened the scoring for Abingdon, but North Oxford were soon 2-1 up. Walker scored again, before Russ Madley and a Pat Clarke penalty gave Abing-don victory. Goals from Phil Stringer, Andrew Conway, Mike James and Chris Stringer saw Sutt-on Wanderers home 4-3 against White Horse Abing-don.

Jack Hackett, Carl Archer and an own goal were White Horse’s reward. In Division 3, JET won 3-0 against Abba thanks to goals from John James (2) and Kieron Dawson.

Wallingford Cross Keys moved into the third round of the Berks & Bucks Sunday Junior Trophy after convincingly beating The Paggies 5-1.

Andrew Gibbons (2), Tyrone Morris, Elliott Mid- dleton and Ben Cordery netted for Cross Keys, with Andrew Coates replying.

Keys finished with ten men having had Kane Galli-ford sent off.

Milton Midgets went down 5-4 in a thrilling game with Thatcham Athletico.

Midget goalscorers were Brian Kerry (2), and one each from Luke Mitchell and Paddy Regan.

Black Swan’s New Boys Elite finished 2-2, but Swan scraped through 6-5 in a a real nerve-jangling penalty shoot-out. Gary Brown and James Foster got themselves on the scoresheet during normal play.

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