OXFORDSHIRE SENIOR LEAGUE – PREMIER DIVISION
SUMMERTOWN STARS AFC 0 V BICESTER HALLIONS 5
For their final league fixture the Hallions embarked on a return visit to Oxford against Summertown Stars.
This match had to be rescheduled after the initial suffered a late cancellation due to the weather, hence the midweek game.
True to form the team was without a number of regulars for various reasons, but with that unbeaten run at stake it was game on for the Hallions.
On a rather sub-standard playing surface the Hallions had a dream start, when in the 5th minute when Ryan brooks outsmarted Stars defender Jake Carter following great play on the left flank
from Tai Thomas, only to see his effort hit the woodwork,
but the ever-alert Jamie Mundy was on hand to apply the final touch to give the Hallions the lead.
The home team responded in the 10th minute with Xander Soloman having an effort deflected wide of the target for a corner.
However, in the 11th minute Ryan Brooks burst through on goal and was pulled back in the penalty area which resulted in a penalty which Brooksy slotted home to increase the Hallions advantage.
With the pressure now off and sitting on a two-goal cushion the Hallions were dominate form and it came as no surprise when the Hallions increased the lead.
In the 25th minute Tai Thomas fired in a great cross which was cleared to the advancing Liam Godin who crashed home an unstoppable shot which flew past home keeper Kieron Evans.
Back came Summertown with Leo Galpin having a good effort saved by Hallions keeper Dan Smith.
In the 35th minute Callum Tighe seized on a Wayne Blossom pass, but the hardworking Jake Carter blocked his goal bound effort.
Within minutes Tai Thomas supplied the same player with a similar opportunity, and this time Callum glided past a couple of defenders before firing home past keeper Evans.
The half time whistle sounded with the Hallions in total command after a dominant first half performance.
The second half started with the Hallions appearing to be in cruise control, although still displaying controlled football on a rather poor playing surface.
Credit to Summertown who began to show a high degree of spirit and commitment to halt the Hallions search for further goals.
In the 56th minute substitute Jake Carter headed wide from a good position as Summertown began to push forward.
The Hallions then introduced youngster Ronnie Donaldson and he immediately settled into the action providing a number of opportunities for his teammates.
As the half progressed the Hallions created further chances with Piers McGlynn, Jamie Mundy and Ryan Brooks going close, before Summertown’s Nick Walton forced Dan Smith to make a smart save.
As the game reached its conclusion Ryan Brooks completed the Hallions league programme with a Brooksy trademark goal.
Hallions the official Unbeaten 2021/2022 Premier Division Champions
Played 22. Won 18. Drawn 4. Lost 0. Goal Difference + 53.
Highest Goals For 70
Lowest Goals Conceded 17
Official: Adam Morris
MOM: Dan Fraser
Summertown Stars AFC Team: Kieron Evans. Andrew Busby [Capt.]. Jake Carter. Oliver Fox. Leo Galpin. Alex MacBryan.
Reece Orton. Taylor Patrick.Ben Proper. Xander Soloman. Luke Warmington.
Subs Played: Jake Carter. Sam Fielden.Tom Homer. Alex Thomson. Nick Walton.
Hallions Team: Dan Smith. Wayne Blossom. Lewis Bland. Tai Thomas. Chris Schooling. Jamie Mundy [Capt.].
Dan Fraser. Liam Godin. Ryan Brooks. Piers McGlynn. Callum Tighe.
Subs Played: Ronnie Donaldson.
Scorers: Ryan Brooks . Jamie Mundy. Liam Godin. Callum Tighe.