DIDCOT Town scored twice in injury time to snatch a dramatic 3-3 draw away to Kidlington in the Evo-Stik South League West Division yesterday.

The hosts appeared to have sealed victory when Mark Janes headed home from Anaclet Odhiambo’s cross to make it 3-1 in the 85th minute.

But Josh Pin pulled a goal back in the first minute of injury time and then Sam Elkins sensationally equalised with an overhead kick into the top corner.

Earlier, Kidlington had taken a fifth-minute lead through Lance Williams.

Felipe Barcelos equalised for Didcot on the half-hour, before Odhiambo restored Kidlington’s lead before the interval.

But Didcot’s dramatic comeback clinched a share of the spoils.

Didcot Tn: Bedwell. Elkins, Woodley, Thomas, Cattell, Learoyd, Reid, Murphy, Barcelos, Barder, Agyawka. Subs: Alexis, Pin, Joyce, McNeill Ballard.

Didcot missed a penalty in a 0-0 draw at home to Bideford Town on Saturday.

The Railwaymen had to settle for a point after Barcelos’s spot-kick was saved by Steve Oliver.

The hosts started well with Marlon Agyakwa forcing a great save from the visiting keeper.

Bideford came more into the game and Didcot ‘s Leigh Bedwell made two outstanding saves.

George Reid had the best chance of the half, shooting over after being set up by Agyakwa.

Both sides threatened in the second half, but neither keeper was tested.

Then, ten minutes from time Bideford’s Stephen Reed tripped Reid in the box and the hosts were awarded a penalty, but Barcelos could not take advantage.

Didcot Tn: Bedwell, Elkins, Woodley, Thomas, Cattell, Learoyd, Reid, Murphy, Barcelos (Joyce 85), Barder (Akinlusi 72), Agyakwa (Pin 81).

Subs not used: McNeill, Ballard.

Attendance: 115.

l Wantage Town came from behind to win 2-1 at Abingdon United in the Uhlsport Hellenic League Premier Division on Saturday.

Thomas Butler put the hosts ahead just before half-time, but James Glover and Ben Willoughby scored twice in three minutes to give Wantage the spoils.

Letcombe suffered a disappointing 2-0 defeat at home to ten-man Pewsey Vale in Division 1 West.

The visitors had Wes Burton sent off after 33 minutes for violent conduct, but they won the game in the second half with a penalty from Sam Mepham and a strike from Connor Marsden.

l There were mixed fortunes for Vale of White Schools teams.

Vale Under 15s lost 3-2 at home to Eastleigh & Winchester in the Hobbs Cup quarter-finals, despite goals from Alex Harrison and Sam Bailey.

But Vale Under 13s amazingly came from 3-0 down at half-time to win 6-3 away to Mid Somerset in the Meeson Trophy.

Their goals came from Patrick Osborne (2), Jake Painton, Robbie Gallacher, Jede Afenyo and Sam Pratt.




West Div: Didcot Tn 0, Bideford 0.

Boxing Day

West Div: Kidlington 3, Didcot Tn 3.




Premier Div: Abingdon Utd 1, Wantage Tn 2.

Div 1 East: Chinnor 0, Wallingford Tn 1; Milton Utd 0, Penn & Tylers Green 2.

Div 1 West: Letcombe 0, Pewsey Vale 2; Easington Spts 1, Shrivenham 1.

Div 2 East: Aston Clinton 1, Abingdon Utd Dev 3.


Premier Div: Thatcham Tn , Wantage Tn .