FOOTBALL: Oakley hang on at the top despite defeat

Charlton’s Nathan Coleman (left) and teammate Paul O’Neill battle for possession with Chris Fujak during the 3-1 win against Kidlington Old Boys

Charlton’s Nathan Coleman (left) and teammate Paul O’Neill battle for possession with Chris Fujak during the 3-1 win against Kidlington Old Boys

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Oakley United stayed top of the Oxfordshire Senior League Premier Division despite a 1-0 defeat at Stonesfield on Saturday.

The only goal of the game arrived on 22 minutes when Johny Richards was allowed to drift in to head home from close range following a set-piece delivery from Nick Higgs.

Oakley tried to get back in the game after the break, but failed to penetrate a resilient Stonesfield defence.

Bletchingdon had to settle for a share of the spoils in a 1-1 home draw against Chalgrove.

The impressive Craig Hanlon nodded in Adam Wells’ corner after 25 minutes for the hosts.

But Chalgrove equalised in first-half injury time via the impressive Nick Skiller.

In Division 1, Charlton United fought back from a goal down to beat Kidlington Old Boys.

Dijon Whiteman gave Old Boys the lead with a cool finish after a mistake from the Charlton back line.

However, Daniel Sweeney slammed in the equaliser.

Ash Mcllrath put the home side ahead two minutes later with a confident side-footed finish from 18 yards.

The hosts poured more misery on their local rivals when a delivery from veteran Ritchie Knight from a corner was stabbed home by Matt Hillsdon.

Charlton Res drew 3-3 at Watlington Res in their Division 3 encounter.

Frazer Wilson rattled in a treble for Watlington, but Chris Stalker (2) and Kieran Cross ensured a share of the spoils.

Launton Sports Res went down to a 2-1 extra-time defeat at home to Adderbury Res in the Clarendon Cup second-round tie.

Kyle Forbes and Ashley Wingrove won it for Adderbury, with Mark Scanes replying.

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