ARDLEY United manager Paul Davis has made three new signings ahead of their Uhlsport Hellenic League campaign.

Goalkeeper Lee Farrow, formerly of Thame United, Wantage Town, Abingdon United and Hook Norton, has joined the Premier Division outfit.

Davis has also signed central midfielder Adam Morris.

The Ardley boss describes the former Thatcham Town, Thame United, Oxford City and Didcot Town player as “a key summer signing”.

The third newcomer is striker Matt Cruse, who scored 19 goals in 28 games for Buckingham Town last season.

Cruse scored in Ardley’s 7-1 friendly win at Old Woodstock Town on Saturday.

Ardley led 4-0 at half-time, thanks to goals from Elias Katsoloudi (2), Troy Bryan and Luke Cray.

The visitors made multiple changes at half time, and this affected their rhythm for a time.

But Cray grabbed his second on 67 minutes, heading home unmarked from a Dan Jones corner.

Nine minutes later, Woodstock netted after a mix-up at the back, but within 60 seconds Joel Meade and Cray combined to set up Cruse, who smashed home from eight yards out.

Eight minutes from time, Reece Bayliss escaped down the right, turned back inside the penalty area and curled the ball around the keeper and inside the far post for No 7.

Afterwards, Ardley assistant manager Scott Reynolds said: “It’s a positive start for us.

“We’ve come away injury free, created plenty of chances and pleasingly we took a few of those chances we created.”

Cruse also scored in Ardley’s friendly at Hook Norton on Tuesday night.

But after he had put the visitors ahead, Hook Norton hit back to romp to a 5-1 victory.

Also on Tuesday, Bicester Town went down 4-2 at Thame United in their first friendly.