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FOOTBALL: Romeo strikes on debut
10:30am Monday 29th October 2012 in Football
Striker Yashwa Romeo, who signed from Abingdon United onFriday, scored on his debut for Witney Town, but that could not prevrent them losing 3-2 at home to fellowUhlsport Hellenic LPremier Division high-fliers Slimbridge.
It was a third succesive defeat for Witney, who trailed 3-0 to two goals from Marvyn Roberts and one from Shaun Bennett before substitute Romeo struck in the 65th minute. Another sub, Ryan Brooks, grabbed Witney’s second with two minutes to go, which made for a tense finish.
Wantage Town moved into third place with a 1-0 win over Oxford City Nomads on Friday night with a goal from Richie Claydon. Ardley United kept in touch with a 4-1 win at struggling Highworth Town. Ben Thomas, Josh Eyre, Ollie Standbridge and Steve Howkins all scored for Ardley with T J Bohane replying for Highworth. There was overdue win – only their second of the season – for Abingdon Town who won 1-0 at Reading Town thanks to a goal from Sam Thomas.
Town moved above Shrivenham who lost 4-2 at home to Binfield, the winners goals coming fromy Aaron Rowland, Garry Sargeant, Jamal Johnson and Seb Bowerman. Steve Leighfield and Chris Rivers replied.
Thame United won 2-1 at Holyport thanks to Nik Rhodes and Jordan Rogers. The Holyport goal came from Sam Jones.