Chadlington First Team travelled to top of the table Moreton Rangers in Division One on Saturday.
They came away with an impressive 3-2 victory after being 1-0 down at half time. Chads goals came from Matt Chadwick and one from Ralph Sim on his debut. Sims goal was the winner late in the game and was an impressive volley from long range.
With several players missing from the usual squad, Chad brought in new signings Sim and 16 year old Roman Harris. Harris performed impressivley and showed maturity when introduced for the injured Jordan Godfrey.
The win for Chadlington moved them up to second in Division One and now just 2 points behind Moreton who remain top.
Team: Bennett, Webb (c), Walker T, Walker G, Hazlewood, Holland, Peachey, Morley, Godfrey, Woodward, Chadwick. Subs: Harris, Sim.
Chadlington Reserves were looking to build on a good win in the league the previous week but fell to a 3-2 defeat to lowley Spartan Rangers A.
Behind in the game at half time Chadlington got themselves back into the game in the second half through a goal from 16 year old Ollie Wellstood. They looked like they'd go on to win the game but squandered chances that should have given them the lead.
An injury to Josh Betts then changed the game. Having to go off, Chad then shuffled the team as Will Foster took up the gloves in goal. The changes meant that all momentum was lost and Spartan soon grabbed two quick goals to leave Chad stunned.
A late rally from them was not enough, Ellis Godin headed in a late second goal for Chad having previously seen his penalty saved. However time ran out and they suffered their second defeat of the season.
With no reserve team game for Spartan they were able to strenghen their team and the experience that they called upon proved too much for the young Chad team to overcome.
They remain third in the league despite the defeat and now have a useful week off before travelling to high flying Kingham the week after.
Team: Betts, Godin A, Foster, Jeffcock (c), Taylor E, Taylor M, Hobden, Waller, Wellstood, Jordan, Wezyk. Subs: Godin E, Hannington, Shadbolt.
Updated 18:06 - 15 Nov 2018 by Chadlington Sports Club