Chadlington First Team opened up their Oxfordshire Junior Shield campaign with a crushing victory over Ducklington on Saturday.
The visitors play in a league below Chadlington but that didnt stop them racing into an early 2-0 lead that shocked Chad into waking up.
At half time the score was even again at 2-2 and the second half was all one way traffic as the hosts scored at will.
Jordan Godfrey finished with 2 goals and there was 1 a piece for Lee Woodward, Jacob Hazlewood, Warren Holland, Ashley Scearce and Mikey Taylor.
Team: Bayliss, Webb (c), Walker G, Walker T, Hazlewood, Holland, Hughes, Taylor M, Morley, Woodward, Chadwick. Subs: Scearce, Godfrey.
Chadlington Reserves travelled to top of the table Milton Under Wychwood Reserves in Division Four and came away with all 3 points.
Chad rode their luck in the first 10 minutes as Milton came out hard and piled on pressure at set pieces. It was with some luck that the score was even in the early exchanges but this didnt phase the Reserves. They soon had a 1-0 lead as they counter attacked fast. Matty Wezyk broke down the right hand side releasing Charlie White in the corner. An early cross field pass found Ollie Jordan who slotted home.
The 1-0 lead was mainted to half time, both sides contiued to create chances.
Chad knew that Milton would come out hard in the second half, looking to force themselves back into the game. The back line stood firm though and going forward, Chad were electric. Within 5 minutes the lead was doubled as Wezyk once again broke down the right wing and cooler drilled the ball into the bottom corner from 15 yards out.
Just 3 minutes later the lead was 3-0 as Wezyk grabbed his second with some neat individual play.
Milton contiued to pile forward but without disciplin and Chad blocked out their attacks with some heroic defending and some fine saves by Josh Betts in goal.
On 70 minutes it was 4-0 as Charlie White finally got his reward as he got in behind the Milton back line and powered the ball into the bottom corner giving the keeper no chance.
Milton got a consolation goal 5 minutes later to make it 4-1. League top scorer Dan Hooton thundered a header in from a corner.
This performance was impressive by the Reserves and demonstrated their improvement. There were 3 players making their debuts, all 16 years old. Josh Haynes, Miles Taylor and Ollie Wellstood all performed excellent.
This is now the best start to a season for over 10 years and there is confidence that there is more to come!
Team: Betts, Godin A, Jeffcock (c), Foster, Hardiman, Wezyk, Hobden, Wellstood, Taylor M, Jordan, White. Subs: Haynes, Watson, Kemp.
Updated 18:30 - 28 Oct 2018 by Chadlington Sports Club