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Eynsham SSC Res
Brize Norton Res
Unknown (56', 79')
Full time
R Duffy (15'), D Simon (26', 34'), L Litton (64')
Sat 29 Oct 14:00 - Witney & District FA - Division 4 Attendance 5

Reserve Make it 3 League Wins on the Bounce

4 - 2 Sinking of Eynsham SSC Pushes Brize up to 6th

Brize Reserves continued their recent fine form to make it 3 league wins in a row at the expense of Eynsham SSC Res. Brize started the game with manager Mark Carpenter naming a similar squad to the team that put away FC Ascott last week, Martin Edwards came in for Jamie Stubbs and Jake Norman was promoted to the first 11 as Haydn Parker went back to Uni. Ryan Chapman graced the bench for his first appearance of the regular season. The game started with a minute’s silence to pay respects to Patrick O'Flanagan of Kingham All Blacks FC who sadly passed away.

Brize started strongly, stringing some nice passes together and looking confident and comfortable to play it around, even at the back. The pace of Richard Duffy was proving difficult for the hosts and with Lee Litton, Jason Hirshfield and Daniel Simon putting ball after ball into the final third, the hosts defenders were in for a tough game. It didn't take long for Brize to capitalise on their domination, Lee Litton pierced the Eynsham defence with a through ball for the eager Richard Duffy to run onto, he rounded the keeper and put the ball in the back of the net, 1-0 Brize and looking good. The hosts were not offering much in terms of attacking threats, a few speculative shots from 25 yards were not troubling the confident Steven Towle, this lack of threat and continued dominance led to a swift second, Daniel Simon skipped through the middle and planted the ball in the back of the onion bag and Brize were gaining in confidence.

Truth be told, the visitors should have had more, Richard Duffy having several attempts saved and other balls narrowly avoiding the goal, but Brize we're to be held back for too long, Daniel Simon pouncing on a loose ball in the 18 yard box and rifling it into the bottom corner for his second of the game. Brize continued to press for the remainder of the half but were unable to find any more goals before half time, a half full of confidence and topped off with some good goals.

HT 3 - 0

No changes were made at half time and manager Mark Carpenter wanted more of the same after the break. Unfortunately, the second half showing from Brize didn't live up to the promise of the 1st half and Eynsham seemed to notice this and press forward more so than they had in the 1st 45 minutes. Brize had let their foot of the gas and seemed to be in cruise control, the hosts capitalised on the sloppiness from Brize 15 minutes into the second half, a routine free kick that took a deflection and seemed to confuse goalkeeper Steven Towle who thought the ball was on its way wide, instead the ball squirmed into the side netting and Eynsham thought they had found a way back into the match. Luckily for Brize, we have Lee Litton, his endless running and sheer determination made up for what was a very poor touch past the keeper after Martin Edwards had played a sublime ball through to him. Lee got to the byline realised he had taken his touch too far and slid to try and scissor it back for the on running Richard Duffy, instead the ball dribbled into the side of the net to make it 4 - 1 and settle the nerves a little.

The last 15 minutes was very end to end, Dawid Sojka was full of running but after being put through on goal, got his boot caught in the mud... or somewhere... and unfortunately tamely poked it wide after their defenders had even given up chasing. Richard Duffy was fouled in the box after rounding his man, Daniel Simon stepped up to try and claim his hat-trick but his effort was comfortably saved by the hosts goalkeeper, the hat-trick will have to wait for another day. They had a few more efforts towards goal but got what, based on the second half, they probably deserved, The ball came down the right, a player beat Ryan Chapman and Steven Towle and despite manager Mark Carpenter doing his best to generate enough slide to move across the ground to poke it out for a corner, the ball rolled into the net, a shame to not push on and really stamp authority on the game, but we can use the experience in future games and based on the first half performance alone, this team can do alright this season. 3 points, 6th place and positive goal difference, what a difference a year makes!

FT 4 - 2

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Key moments

Goal Richard Duffy scores for Brize Norton Res
Goal Daniel Simon scores for Brize Norton Res
Goal Daniel Simon scores for Brize Norton Res
Goal Goal for Eynsham SSC Res
Goal Lee Litton scores for Brize Norton Res
Goal Goal for Eynsham SSC Res


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79:00 Goal 2 - 4
Goal for Eynsham SSC Res
77:00 Sub On
Mark Carpenter is substituted on for Brize Norton Res
76:00 Sub Off
Martin Edwards is substituted off for Brize Norton Res
73:00 Sub On
Dawid Sojka is substituted on for Brize Norton Res
72:00 Sub Off
Daniel Thomas is substituted off for Brize Norton Res
64:00 Goal 1 - 4
Lee Litton scores for Brize Norton Res
63:00 Assist
Martin Edwards makes an assist for Brize Norton Res
61:00 Sub On
Ryan Chapman is substituted on for Brize Norton Res
60:00 Sub Off
Jake Norman is substituted off for Brize Norton Res
56:00 Goal 1 - 3
Goal for Eynsham SSC Res
End of period 1
34:00 Goal 0 - 3
Daniel Simon scores for Brize Norton Res
26:00 Goal 0 - 2
Daniel Simon scores for Brize Norton Res
25:00 Assist
Jason Hirshfield makes an assist for Brize Norton Res
15:00 Goal 0 - 1
Richard Duffy scores for Brize Norton Res
14:00 Assist
Lee Litton makes an assist for Brize Norton Res
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As it happened

  • Eynsham SSC Res
  • Brize Norton Res
  • 0
  • Lee Litton Assist 14:00'
  • Richard Duffy Goal 15:00'
  • Jason Hirshfield Assist 25:00'
  • Daniel Simon Goal 26:00'
  • Daniel Simon Goal 34:00'
  • Goal 56:00'
  • Jake Norman Sub Off 60:00'
  • Ryan Chapman Sub On 61:00'
  • Martin Edwards Assist 63:00'
  • Lee Litton Goal 64:00'
  • Daniel Thomas Sub Off 72:00'
  • Dawid Sojka Sub On 73:00'
  • Martin Edwards Sub Off 76:00'
  • Mark Carpenter Sub On 77:00'
  • Goal 79:00'

Team selection

Towle, Steve Towle, Steve
Clarke, Ciaran Clarke, Ciaran
Southgate, Daniel Southgate, Daniel
Ridgeway, Kev Ridgeway, Kev
Edwards, Martin Edwards, Martin
Thomas, Daniel Thomas, Daniel
Norman, Jake Norman, Jake
Simon, Daniel Simon, Daniel
Litton, Lee Litton, Lee
Hirshfield, Jason Hirshfield, Jason
Duffy, Richard Duffy, Richard

League round up

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Stonesfield Res
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FC Mills
Wootton Res
Combe Res


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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Siege FC 22 51
2. FC Mills 22 47
3. Combe Res 22 46
4. Milton Res 22 41
5. Stonesfield Res 22 39
6. Kingham All Blacks Res 22 34
7. Brize Norton Res 22 31


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