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Tue 9 Aug 19:45 - The Evo-Stik League Southern - Division 1 Central Attendance 97

Kidlington FC 0 Hanwell Town 3


Solid away win against League newcomers

Alarming stories about potential delays on the Oxford Ring Road proved to be exaggerated and the Hanwell team and supporters all arrived at Yarnton Road in plenty of time to get themselves in good order before the kick- off. This seemed to be beneficial. The spectators were in good spirits after being well fed and watered while the team began where they left off on Saturday, dominating the play.

Town went close to taking a lead as early as the second minute when good work by Tom Collins and Sam Hurrell led to Bradley Simmonds forcing a good save out of home ‘keeper Sam Warrell. Two minutes later Tyler Christian-Law put the ball in the back of the net but he was rightly adjudged to have been off-side. It was all Hanwell but time and again good build-up play was finished by the final ball into the box by Sam, Bradley or Jesse Kewley-Graham being easily dealt with by defenders who easily outnumbered a single Town man in the box.

After ten minutes Christian was put through by Michael Buckley but was thwarted by Warrell diving bravely at his feet. Warrell was in action again two minutes later when he saved from Tom Collins after good work by Sam and Bradley. Immediately a long, cross-field ball by Oliver Duffy found Kyle Watson who set up Sam but his shot was blocked. With fifteen minutes played Tom Collins raced clear and shot low from an angle, beating the ‘keeper but the ball rolling agonisingly wide of the far post.

Kidlington v Hanwell
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It was all beginning to resemble last Saturday with lots of possession, plenty of good football but no goals! When Kidlington did manage to go forward they found the Hanwell defence to be in fine form. Goalkeeper Sam Butcher made one particularly impressive leap and catch while Calum Duffy importantly got his head to a cross destined for the home number nine. However it was Olly who especially caught the eye with a series of interceptions, tackles and strong headed clearances.

As the game entered its second quarter Hanwell continued to press for the goal they so richly deserved. Sam shot inches over from thirty yards, Bradley dribbled into the box but fired over and Tyler had a shot palmed away before shooting just over from outside the area. As the half was coming to a close Kidlington almost snatched an undeserved lead when a free kick went just past the post. The half-time whistle was blown and, as on Saturday, the game was goalless.

Unlike Saturday the game did not carry on in the same vein after the interval. The Greens seemed to be a different team. They tore into Hanwell from the off and the Hanwell rear-guard, with skipper Tom Duffy to the fore, was called upon to block, intercept and get their heads to a series of balls into the danger zone. Sam Butcher made one particularly impressive catch and Michael was being forced to play deep, making a couple of vital tackles.

Hanwell managed to weather the storm by the hour mark and a good run and cross by Calum found Bradley in a good position but the ball ricocheted away as he was closed down. Tom O’Regan replaced an injured Jesse in the sixty-third minute and sixty seconds later Town went ahead. Bradley latched on to a ball from Tom Collins and bent it into the top corner from distance. Five minutes later Hanwell doubled their advantage when Olly headed a Tom O’Regan free kick into the bottom of the goal.
The London Bus syndrome at work!

The game was now end to end and Tom Duffy needed to make a vital headed clearance from a threatening free kick. The more open nature of the game suited Hanwell and Kyle made one of his renowned forays down the left but his cross was cleared. Olly forced Warrell into a finger-tip save with a back-header from a free kick and he then headed a corner just wide. With less than ten minutes to play Tom O’Regan chased after a long free kick and cut the ball back for Tom Collins to make it three nil and ‘game over’.

Manager Ray Duffy sent on attacking players Travis Royce and Anton Robinson for the closing stages but there was no further scoring. Hanwell had achieved the result they deserved, making the long drive home from this hospitable and friendly club far less onerous than it might have been.

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Key moments

Goal Bradley Simmonds scores for Hanwell Town
Goal Oliver Duffy scores for Hanwell Town
Goal Tom Colllins scores for Hanwell Town

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Kidlington v Hanwell
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Kidlington v Hanwell


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84:00 Sub Off
Bradley Simmonds is substituted off for Hanwell Town
84:00 Sub On
Anton Robinson is substituted on for Hanwell Town
82:00 Goal 0 - 3
Tom Colllins scores for Hanwell Town
82:00 Sub Off
Sam Hurrell is substituted off for Hanwell Town
82:00 Sub On
Tavis Royer is substituted on for Hanwell Town
69:00 Goal 0 - 2
Oliver Duffy scores for Hanwell Town
67:00 Goal 0 - 1
Bradley Simmonds scores for Hanwell Town
63:00 Sub On
Tom Oregan is substituted on for Hanwell Town
63:00 Sub Off
Jesse Kewley-Graham is substituted off for Hanwell Town
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Kidlington
  • Hanwell Town
  • 0
  • Tom Oregan Sub On 63:00'
  • Jesse Kewley-Graham Sub Off 63:00'
  • Bradley Simmonds Goal 67:00'
  • Oliver Duffy Goal 69:00'
  • Tom Colllins Goal 82:00'
  • Sam Hurrell Sub Off 82:00'
  • Tavis Royer Sub On 82:00'
  • Anton Robinson Sub On 84:00'
  • Bradley Simmonds Sub Off 84:00'

Team selection

Butcher, Sam Butcher, Sam
Duffy, Calum Duffy, Calum
Watson, Kyle Watson, Kyle
Kewley-Graham, Jesse Kewley-Graham, Jesse
Duffy, Tom Duffy, Tom
Duffy, Oliver Duffy, Oliver
Simmonds, Bradley Simmonds, Bradley
Buckely, Michael Buckely, Michael
Christian Law, Tyler Christian Law, Tyler
Colllins, Tom Colllins, Tom
Hurrell, Sam Hurrell, Sam
Hanwell Town
  • 1. Sam Butcher
  • 2. Calum Duffy
  • 3. Kyle Watson
  • 4. Tom Duffy
  • 5. Oliver Duffy
  • 6. Bradley Simmonds
  • 7. Sam Hurrell
  • 8. Michael Buckely
  • 9. Jesse Kewley-Graham
  • 10. Tyler Christian Law
  • 11. Tom Colllins
  • 14. Tom Oregan
  • 15. Tavis Royer
  • 16. Anton Robinson
  • 17. Joe Chandiram
  • 18. Mark Jamison

League round up

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
9. Potters Bar Town 42 62
10. Ashford Town (Middx) 42 59
11. Hanwell Town 42 57
12. Kidlington 42 56
13. Aylesbury Utd 42 55
14. Fleet Town 42 50
15. Arlesey Town 42 50

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