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Milton
Aston
Unknown (65')
Full time
J Fleming (5', 35', 60'), A Clarke (10'), J Kennedy (15', 70'), R Colleton (25', 55', 82')
Sat 28 Oct 14:00 - Witney & District FA - Division One

Groundhog Day

Aston hit 9 past Milton for the second season in a row!

The Aston faithful look forward to Milton away due to the lads proclaiming them as having the best clubhouse in the league. When trying to put your finger on why you would struggle, but the lads love it none the less, and we are always made to feel very welcome. The lions headed into the game still unbeaten and looking to push on and reclaim top spot from Tower Hill, who didn’t have a fixture. Most of the team arrived on time but Parker and Lady Penelope (AKA Drifter and the gaffer) were somewhat absent. Half way to Milton, Abingdon they realised their mistake and decided to join us in the Witney & district area. This error made from 2 people that have spent most of their adult life playing in this league. It was touch and go whether Ash would forgive Jamie or demote him to the bench.

For the umpteenth time Edwards couldn't name an unchanged team. Continuing with the 442 formation the team finished with last week, he himself remained in goal, with Molony, Harriss, Clarke and Hewer as his back 4. The midfield consisted of Cade, Fleming Jr, Beer and Fleming Sr, with a 2 up top in the form of Colleton and Kennedy. Pirlo Austin was the only named substitute.

After the ref had finished reading out the whole rule book to the linesman, exchanging numbers and his own warm up completed, we were ready to kick off. The away side, kicking down the slight hill, came out of the blocks like a team possessed. The Autumn sun was proving difficult for some more than others, Beer especially. He hasn’t seen glare like it since Optimas Prime had a wax and polish. Getting into their rhythm nice and early the game was being bossed by Aston, and it wasn’t long before they were a goal up. Five minutes in Edwards launched a long kick that avoided everyone and landed 3 yards outside the right hand side of Milton’s goal. The goalkeeper came out and controlled the ball with Fleming Snr bearing down on him. He tried to take it into his box but Fleming manged to get a toe in and nick the ball. With the goal unattended Fleming rolled it in. 0-1 Aston.
The lions didn’t have to wait long to double their lead, and it came from a corner. Whipped in by Fleming Snr it was Clarke who rose highest to thump and powerful header into the net even before the keeper had a chance to react. 10 mins gone 0-2 Aston. Milton were shell shocked and tried to change formation to slow the onslaught. It didn’t have the desired effect with another quick fire goal coming. A move that started with playing along the back got worked into midfield. An exchange between Fleming Jr and Beer allowed the latter to pass into Colleton’s feet at the edge of Milton's area. He squared it to Fleming Snr, who in turn back heeled to the overlapping Kennedy, and he finished to make it 0-3 Aston. Great team move, which got the finish it deserved.
The reds continued to press Milton high up the pitch, making them kick long just to relieve the pressure. This only meant giving possession back to Aston and allow for them to mount attack after attack. On 25 minutes Fleming Jr sprayed another cross field pass into Cade’s path. For some unknown reason the Milton Keeper had decided to go and fetch his cap during play leaving the goal wide open. Cade squared to Colleton to finish into the empty net. 0-4 Aston. With the game pretty much won in 25 minutes the question was would the lions relax or go for the jugular?
They didn’t relax and 4 soon became 5. Another good move on the edge of the box allowed Kennedy to turn, and dink a ball onto the forward running Fleming Snr. With the keeper diving at his feet he managed to poke the ball under him, and tap into another empty net. 0-5 Aston. 5 minutes before half time Milton did give Aston something to think about. A freekick from the right was whipped in beautifully, just begging to be finished. It avoided everyone and was recycled by Milton out the other side. Again crossed back in it found a Milton player at the far post, which caused confusion and forced Edwards into a low save. Half time 0-5 Aston.

For the first time this season the gaffer had seen his team take most of their chances and put a game to bed by half time. All he wanted was for the team to push on and send out a statement. Just keep doing what your doing was his message and his team didn’t disappoint.

Milton kicked off proceedings in the second half, I’m sure just hoping the game didn’t turn into an even worse hammering. They were to be disappointed because Aston had the bit between their teeth. The pattern of play was much of the same with the away side controlling the game and within 10 minutes of the second half it was 0-6. Beer played a through ball to an offside Kennedy. Knowing he was off he didn’t react to the ball, and neither did the Milton defence. It was like a game of stuck in the mud with each of them waiting to be freed. Colleton, who was onside, latched onto the through ball and had only the keeper to beat, where he slotted home from outside the box. This was the catalyst for more goals, and 5 minutes later Aston got another. Colleton wide right beat his man and curled in a lovely cross. Only Kennedy was in the box and he got crowded out by the Milton defenders, with one taking the ball towards his own goal. The on rushing Fleming snr pinched it from under his nose and slid the ball past the keeper for his hatrick. 0-7 Aston. The gaffer made his only change as this point with Austin coming on for Clarke, Fleming Jr dropped in at the back and Austin went centre mid. The nickname ‘Pig’ did not go down to well with the home team and murmurs were heard of ‘their taking the piss now’. Now Fleming Jr is more than capable of playing centre back, but a cross between wanting to be John Stones and boredom is not an ideal combination, and this gave Milton a consolation goal. Attempting to take on the forward, the Milton player read Fleming’s mind. A tangle soon found Fleming on the deck and the Milton player through on goal, who finished past Edwards…..Just (1-7 Aston).
The lions didn’t let it unsettle them and on 70 minutes Kennedy got his second. Kennedy made a good diagonal run and Colleton played him through. Kennedy lifted the ball expertly over the helpless keeper and into the far corner. 1-8 Aston. There was then a delay in proceeding with 15 to play whilst Colleton needed to get some water back in his gills to overcome some cramp issues. Written off one minute, he was back from the dead in another, and he also completed his hatrick. The tireless Cade still full of running crossed the ball low into Colleton. He tried an attempted dink but the ball got Fish sandwiched between goalie and player and ended up in the net. Some say own goal but he is adamant it was his toe punt. 1-9 Aston. It finished like this and a resounding victory for the lions.

Edwards was extremely happy with how his side acquitted themselves and played their own game from start to finish. Also he finally saw his side convert nearly every clear cut chance they had, which has not been the case in previous games. A tough one to call with so many good performances but the gaffer gave it to Fleming Snr. Next week cup duties return with the reds facing Witney Wanderers in the shield.

#UptheAston

Lee Beer

Assist

Lee Beer
James Fleming

Player of the Match

James Fleming

Key moments

5:00
Goal James Fleming scores for Aston
10:00
Goal Adam Clarke scores for Aston
15:00
Goal Jamie Kennedy scores for Aston
25:00
Goal Ryan Colleton scores for Aston
35:00
Goal James Fleming scores for Aston
55:00
Goal Ryan Colleton scores for Aston
60:00
Goal James Fleming scores for Aston
65:00
Goal Goal for Milton
70:00
Goal Jamie Kennedy scores for Aston
82:00
Goal Ryan Colleton scores for Aston

Highlights

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90:00 Player of the Match
James Fleming is awarded player of the match for Aston
82:00 Goal 1 - 9
Ryan Colleton scores for Aston
82:00 Assist
Alex Cade makes an assist for Aston
70:00 Goal 1 - 8
Jamie Kennedy scores for Aston
70:00 Assist
Ryan Colleton makes an assist for Aston
65:00 Goal 1 - 7
Goal for Milton
61:00 Sub Off
Adam Clarke is substituted off for Aston
61:00 Sub On
Warren Austin is substituted on for Aston
60:00 Goal 0 - 7
James Fleming scores for Aston
55:00 Assist
Lee Beer makes an assist for Aston
55:00 Goal 0 - 6
Ryan Colleton scores for Aston
End of period 1
35:00 Assist
Jamie Kennedy makes an assist for Aston
35:00 Goal 0 - 5
James Fleming scores for Aston
25:00 Assist
Alex Cade makes an assist for Aston
25:00 Goal 0 - 4
Ryan Colleton scores for Aston
15:00 Goal 0 - 3
Jamie Kennedy scores for Aston
15:00 Assist
James Fleming makes an assist for Aston
10:00 Goal 0 - 2
Adam Clarke scores for Aston
10:00 Assist
James Fleming makes an assist for Aston
5:00 Goal 0 - 1
James Fleming scores for Aston
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As it happened

  • Milton
  • Aston
  • 0
  • James Fleming Goal 5:00'
  • Adam Clarke Goal 10:00'
  • James Fleming Assist 10:00'
  • Jamie Kennedy Goal 15:00'
  • James Fleming Assist 15:00'
  • Ryan Colleton Goal 25:00'
  • Alex Cade Assist 25:00'
  • James Fleming Goal 35:00'
  • Jamie Kennedy Assist 35:00'
  • Ryan Colleton Goal 55:00'
  • Lee Beer Assist 55:00'
  • James Fleming Goal 60:00'
  • Adam Clarke Sub Off 61:00'
  • Warren Austin Sub On 61:00'
  • Goal 65:00'
  • Jamie Kennedy Goal 70:00'
  • Ryan Colleton Assist 70:00'
  • Ryan Colleton Goal 82:00'
  • Alex Cade Assist 82:00'

Team selection

Edwards, Ashley Edwards, Ashley
Moloney, Dan Moloney, Dan
Harriss, Darren Harriss, Darren
Fleming, James Fleming, James
Clarke, Adam Clarke, Adam
Hewer, Ryan Hewer, Ryan
Cade, Alex Cade, Alex
Beer, Lee Beer, Lee
Kennedy, Jamie Kennedy, Jamie
Colleton, Ryan Colleton, Ryan
Fleming, Ross Fleming, Ross

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Tower Hill Stars
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Stonesfield

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Aston 18 48
2. Tower Hill 18 42
3. Stonesfield 18 41
4. Chadlington 18 26
5. Witney Royals 18 23
6. Milton 18 20
7. Tower Hill Stars 18 18

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