Bicester’s hopes of promotion in Middlesex, Berks, Bucks & Oxon Division 1 were ended when they crashed 8-2 at home to a skilful British Airways side.

The hosts went 2-0 up, Jon Rodger netting a short corner and Dave Sutcliffe applying a simple finish.

This was to be the last bit of cheer for Bicester.

In spite of twice being reduced twice to ten men, BA still managed to score eight goals, with five coming in the second half.

Mike Bywater, Rob Char-lton and James Pilgrim (penalty) scored for Bicester 2nd in a 3-3 draw at Amesham & Chalfont 3rd in Division 5. Nick Styles and Trevor Joseph scored doubles as Bicester 3rd beat Sonning 6th 4-1 at home in Division 9.

Bicester Development lost 3-1 at Abingdon 3rd in Division 10 West, Johnny Winspear replying.

Bicester Ladies were crushed 5-1 at Maidenhead 2nd in Trysports Three Counties League Premier 1. Ella Weston scored for Bicester.

Goals from Charlotte Cochrane and Charlie Humphreys were in vain as Bicester 2nd lost 3-2 at home to Oxford University 3rd in Division 2.

Bicester 3rd edged to a 3-2 win at Windsor Royalists in Division 5, with strikes from Jess Thripland and Julie Giles plus an own goal making up their tally.