Received on 3rd July 2017 from Brian King:
Bluefin Sport Challenge Cup – 1st Round
28. Wallingford Town v Ascot United
Perpetua Press Floodlit Cup – 1st Round
Wallingford Town v Chinnor
Hellenic Veterans Leagues Teams
Premier Venue Division One Venue
Chinnor A Chinnor Benson Milton
Chinnor B Chinnor Faringdon Clanfield
Old Hooky Hook Norton Goring A Milton
Oxford City Court Place Farm Goring B Culham Road (Thursday)
Oxford U Press Culham Road Oxford City A Culham Road (Thursday)
Thame Utd ASM Watlington OB TBC
Wallingford Wallingford Witney Royals Clanfield
Watlington Culham Road tbc Woodley Utd Henley Town
Wednesday Nights except those listed, unless 14 days notice given of change of venue.
U17’s Match Reports
Sunday 10th September 2017
Wallingford Town AFC U17-8 Launton U17-2 (HT 5-0)
Wallingford Town FC U17 having moved from Crowmarsh Youth started their Oxfordshire Invitational Youth League games with a home game v Launton FC, pitching the Oxford Mail Boys League U16C League winners 2016/17 v the Witney and District U16B League winners 2016/17.
Wallingford Town using a new 3 – 4 – 1 – 2 formation attacked with pace from the start and took the lead with an own goal after 3 minutes following a James Stewart attack down the left wing and penetrating cross which the Launton defender could only turn into his own net. Buoyed by the positive start Wallingford continued to press and on 5 minutes an excellent diagonal ball from Joe Taylor saw Calum Carrigan rise at the far post and loop a header over the Launton keeper into the far corner of the net to make it 2 – 0. Launton started to get a foothold in the game but excellent defending by James Kelly and Charlie Smith prevented Launton troubling Max Godwin-Suttie in the Wallingford goal. On 20 minutes following good link up play James Stewart again attacked down the left wing and in a repeat of the first goal crossed which a Launton defender turned into his own net. On 24 minutes having been fouled just inside the Launton half Joe Taylor delivered a free kick to the far post which Mike Wilson cleverly stroked past the Launton keeper. At this stage Patrick Bates, Louis Haines and Jake Ramshaw were introduced and on 44 minutes Harvey Ford attacked down the right wing and delivered a cross which under pressure from Calum Carrigan the Launton defender again turned into his own net for his second and Launton’s 3rd own goal in the first half.
Wallingford started the second half with the same momentum as the first and after 49 minutes James Stewart curled a 35 yard shot over the Launton keeper to make it 6 – 0. Wallingford went on to make it 8 – 0 with 2 further goals from Calum Carrigan to secure his hat trick both assists from James Stewart on the hour. Launton continued to press and a fine through ball split the Wallingford defence led to the Launton striker slotting the ball past Max Godwin-Suttie to make it 8 – 1. Charlie Smith was then adjudged to have fouled in the box and despite a fine effort from Max Godwin-Suttie he was unable to prevent the firmly struck penalty from going in. A last ditch block late in the game from Joe Taylor led to him leaving the field injured but prevented a 3rd goal for Launton with the score ending at 8 – 2.
An excellent display of passing and attacking football from Wallingford Town.
Sunday 24th September 2017
Wallingford Town AFC U17 v AbingdonYouth U18
B&B County U18 Cup 1st Round.
For the second week running Wallingford were 2 – 0 up within 5 minutes with goals from Harvey Ford and James Stewart which prompted immediate changes by Abingdon who then took hold of the game and were leading 3 – 2 at Half Time with one goal a 45 yard screamer. Wallingford reshaped at Half Time but Abingdon’s physical presence and determination along with sloppy play from Wallingford in Midfield and Defense led to Abingdon taking an 8 – 2 lead, Wallingford rallied in the last 15 minutes and reduced the deficit with goals from Elliot Wilson and a second from James Stewart but it was too late with the final score 8 – 4 to Abingdon.
Sunday 24th September 2017
Wallingford Town AFC U17 v Rotherfield Utd U17
Rotherfield started with only 10 men. Wallingford despite scoring two early goals through Elliot Wilson did not utilise the extra man effectively and kill the game off by the time 2 late Rotherfield players arrived. Rotherfield pulled a goal back just before half time and then scored direct from the kick off in the second half to level. Wallingford had the majority of the play in the second half without looking threatening but took the lead again through a goal mouth scramble. Wallingford looked the more likelier to score but a defensive error let Rotherfield in for the equalizer and despite late pressure from Wallingford the game ended in a disappointing draw with Rotherfield the much happier of the two sides.
Sunday 8th October 2017
Wallingford Town AFC U17 v Hinksey Park FC U17
WTFC u17 Youth led 3 – 0 at Half Time with goals from Sam Gould, James Stewart and James Kelly with James Stewart starting on the bench having been away for two weeks and introduced on 30 minutes.
Wallingford dominated second half with 5 further goals from Calum Carrigan, 2 more from James Stewart to secure Hat Trick, Jamie McGlashan and Joe Taylor.
Hinksey did create chances in the second half with Wallingford having made wholesale changes and Max Godwin-Suttie in the Wallingford goal made several saves with Hinksey finally rewarded with a consolation goal from the Penalty spot.
Final Score 8 – 1.
Sunday 25th February 2018
Summertown Stars U17 0 – Wallingford Town U17 6
U17 Youth sitting 3rd in league went away to unbeaten league leaders Summertown Stars, after 6 minutes a headed clearance was volleyed in by Calum Carrigan for Wallingford to take the lead, after 19 minutes Wallingford doubled their lead after the Summertown keeper dropped a Joe Taylor free kick with James Kelly prodding home, Summertown attacked down both wings and only a combination of resolute defending from Mike Wilson and Joe Taylor and excellent goal keeping from Max Godwin-Suttie prevented Summertown getting back in the game with the score remaining 2 – 0 to Wallingford at half time. Wallingford were slow to start in the second half but poor finishing from Summertown let Wallingford off the hook and Wallingford raised their game with James Stewart attacking down the left wing and crossing for Zac Jones to slot home, Wallingford were rampant now and Zac Jones broke down the right wing and crossed for Calum Carrigan to slot home for his second. With Jack Stanley introduced he received the ball for his first action strode forward and drilled the ball home from 30 yards and as Wallingford made a host of changes to see the game out the ball fell to James Stewart on the edge of the box and with two defenders on the line he slotted the ball home for no 6.