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FOOTBALL: Ruthless Launton hit 12 in opener
11:00am Thursday 22nd August 2013 in Sport
Launton Sports’ new boss Danny Clifford got his tenure off to the perfect start as they thrashed Oxford Irish 12-1 in their Premier Division opener on Saturday.
The key moment came on ten minutes when Irish’s Liam Hastings was sent off for punching Launton’s Nick Allsworth.
Irish could not recover from this setback and trailed 7-1 at the break, Kevin Morrisey replying.
Ben Dawe (3), Adam Dawe (3), Chris Johnson (2) Nick Neal (2), Jack Meeks (2) and Nick Allsworth all netted.
Bletchingdon hammered Chalgrove 6-3 away.
The visitors went 2-0 up, only for Bertie Proctor and Nick Skiller, from the penalty spot, to level the scores.
However, a hat-trick from Mark Gaul, a brace from Andy McMahon and one from James Wilkins gave Bletch-ingdon a convincing win.
James Quainton’s last-minute goal could not take the gloss off Bletchingdon’s show.
Ben Gray’s second-half strike got Oakley United off to a winning start with a 1-0 success at home to Marston Saints.