Local Football

Early exits for leading clubs as they fall at first hurdle

All three Banburyshire clubs went out of the Buildbase FA Vase at the first hurdle.

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Josh Rose got Easington Sports back into the contest at Woodstock Town but the Addison Road club slipped to a second defeat of the season

FA Vase ties will be difficult to negotiate for top three

Three Banburyshire clubs take their first steps in this season’s Buildbase FA Vase this weekend.

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Josh Bowden scores the winner for Brackley Town Saints at Fairford Town NNL-170509-102244002

Saints looking to make it back-to-back wins

Brackley Town Saints will be looking to make it two wins in four days at Royal Wootton Bassett Town tonight (Tuesday).

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Josh Bowden struck the woodwork for Brackley Town Saints against Highworth Town

Young Saints are sunk by Parsons

A solitary goal from Callum Parsons sunk Brackley Town Saints as UHLSport Hellenic league leaders Highworth Town maintained their impressive start.

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Steve Howkins
sustained a 
serious injury during Saturday's game between Easington Sports and Tytherington Rocks

Serious injury to Howkins overshadows Sports’ success

Easington Sports striker Steve Howkins has been ruled out for the rest of the season following a serious injury.

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Steve Howkins

gave away a penalty but then equalised for Easington Sports

Howkins makes amends for Sports

Steve Howkins went from zero to hero in the space of five minutes as Easington Sports picked up a point at Shrivenham in the UHLSport Hellenic League.

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Four-goal Josh Bowden challenges for the ball during Brackley Town Saints' victory at Burnham. Photo: Carl Baldwin

Bowden bags four goals as Saints romp to big victory

Josh Bowden led the way as Brackley Town Saints hit the goal trail at Burnham in Saturday’s UHLSport Hellenic League clash.

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Callum Convey

gave Easington Sports the lead against Shortwood United Reserves

Convey and Eyre on the mark to earn first victory

Easington Sports brushed aside Shortwood United Reserves in their opening home UHLSport Hellenic League fixture at Addison Road.

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Conor McDonagh gave the Puritans the lead at Easington Sports

Hawtin signs on for the Puritans

Charlie Hawtin is the latest addition to the Banbury United squad.

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Phil Heath and Cindy Taylor

Hooky girls ensuring football thrives

Women’s football will be in the spotlight this month when the UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 Finals get under way in Holland.

Easington Sports striker Andrew Stidder was voted player of the year

Stidder is tops and Sports get reward

Easington Sports striker Andrew Stidder has been voted the UHLSport Hellenic division one player of the year award.

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Paul Davis has quit as manager of Ardley United following Norman Staceys decision to step down as chairman

End of an era as Stacey calls time and Davis follows suit

Two of the area’s UHLSport Hellenic League clubs have been rocked by off the field developments.

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Ardley United captain Luke Cray with the trophy NNL-170105-125325002

Howards bags a brace to seal cup win

Ardley United won the UHLSport Supplementary Cup, beating Tuffley Rovers 2-0 in Saturday’s final with a brace from Leam Howards.

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Matt Cruse bagged a brace for Ardley United

Davis has chance to guide Ardley to cup final success

Paul Davis will be looking to pick up his first silverware as Ardley United manager.

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Leam Howards completed a hat-trick for Ardley United

Howards grabs a hat-trick as Ardley book last four spot

Manager Paul Davis will be looking for his side to book their place in the UHLSport Hellenic League Bluefin Sports Supplementary Challenge Cup final on Saturday.

Luc Thornton bagged a brace for Hook Norton

Thornton bags brace to earn three points

Hook Norton returned from Tytherington Rocks with all three UHLSport Hellenic League points.

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Leam Howards completed a hat-trick for Ardley United

Howards hits a hat-trick as Ardley complete comeback

Leam Howards completed a hat-trick as Ardley United rounded off the UHLSport Hellenic League campaign with a victory.

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Daventry Town joint-manager Andy Marks

Three more points will seal the title

Three more points and the United Counties League title will be heading to Daventry Town.

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Ardley United manager Paul Davis saw his side go out of cup

Ardley need to bounce back from exit

Ardley United manager Paul Davis will be looking for his side to bounce back at Longlevens in Saturday’s UHLSport Hellenic League clash.

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Easington Sports keeper Jack Goode kept a clean sheet in the final game

Sports make it three wins on the spin to round off

Phil Lines signed off as manager of Easington Sports after seeing his side end the season with three wins on the spin.

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