Under 16's 2001-02

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(and 18's)

Manager Steve Pedder

Assistant manager Colin Callingham

The under 16s have played in the Witney and District since under 8s and last year finished runners up in the under 15s league. Until this season the team was Moretonville under 15s but at the beginning of this season an alliance was made with Moretonville Jnr FC and the under 16s are known as Moretonville BTFC. This team will form the under 18s of next season.

The 16s are proving to be a strong squad this season and have played 6 games three frendlies, two league games, and one Berks & Bucks cup.


Moretonville BTFC 8 V Water Eaton 0

Moretonville BTFC 11 V Steeple Claydon 0

Moretonville BTFC 3 V Brackley Athletic 0


Carterton Rangers 0 V Moretonville 3

Moretonville BTFC 8 V Bloxham Rangers 0

Berks and Bucks Cup

Walton Court (Aylesbury) 0 V Moretonvile BTFC 11


  1. Spike Witney
  2. Jamie Hartnett
  3. Joe Cooper
  4. Richard Cripps
  5. Mark Wescott
  6. Mark Newham
  7. Craig Caldwell
  8. Lee Callingham (Capt)
  9. Alex Beattie
  10. Mark Odell
  11. Jonathon Bates
  12. Chris Brunning
  13. Richard Evans
  14. Gab Wolfe
  15. Nick Kempson

Top Goals scorers

Only in league and Cup

Craig Caldwell 7

Alex Beattie 5

Lee Callingham 3

Mark Odell 2

Jonathon Bates 2

Chris Brunning 2

Richard Cripps 1

Jamie Hartnett 1


Caldwell Nets Five

In form Moretonville BTFC put on another demolishing performance when they took on Chipping Norton in the Witney & District League knockout cup.

Moretonville played some great football and in form striker Craig Caldwell netted five times in the first half before being rested. Further goals from Mark Wescott 1 Jamie Doyle 2 Mark Newham 2 Mark Odell 1 Richard Evans 1 Joe Cooper 1.

Moretonville BTFC are yet to conceed a goal this season, and a mark of how strong they are this season 8 players have been chosen to represent the league this week against Northamptonshire, at Buckingham Town.

Steve Pedder

Berks & Bucks Cup

Water Eaton 1 Moretonville BTFC 6

Moretonville BTFC took an in form side to the Milton Keynes and Borders league side Water Eaton in the next round of the Berks & Bucks Cup.

Moretonville were without key players Lee Callingham captain and Alex Beattie through injury.

On a windswept and raining pitch Moretonville did not get off to the best of starts and conceded their first goal this season in the opening minutes. This struck them into life and from there on in it was one way traffic and Moretonville fought back. The break came when Jamie Doyle took a goal from a great move. The second came soon after from defender Jamie Hartnett and just before half time Doyle added his second.

Half Time 1-3

The second was more difficult as both teams had to compete with severe weather conditions and three further goals, were scored by Moretonville BTFC from Jonathon Bates, Gabrial Wolfe and Jamie Hartnett.

A well deserved win in terrible conditions.

Man of the match Mark Odell (Capt) his work rate was second to none.



Witney & District League Cup

4th November 2001

Tower Hill Stars 3 Moretoville BTFC 3

Winners Mortonville BTFC 5-4 Penalties

Having not played for three weeks Moretonville BTFC went to Towerhil Stars and produced a very below form performance.

The game had started brightly for Moretonville BTFC and within ten minutes they were two goals up with finishes from Alex Beattie and Lee Callingham.

For some reason they took their foot of the pressure and let Towerhill back into the game and by half time the score was 1-2

The second half started disastrously and Moretonville conceded an early goal.

Towerhill grew stronger and went ahead after the Moretonville defence failed to deal with a through ball.

With less than a minute to go, Mortonville were awarded a corner kick and from that a Towerhill player put into his own net 3-3.

Extra time and Moretonville had chances to win the tie but failed to do so.


With so much pressure, 5 lads lead by captain Lee Callingaham volunteered to take the penalties Richard Evans Jamie Hartnett Chris Brunning and Jamie Doyle.

After two penalties it was 2-2 then keeper Spike Witney saved a well struck penalty.

With all Moretonville players having scored it was left to substitute Jamie Doyle to clinch the tie for Moretonville, which he did with a well struck penalty.

Moretonville now meet Witney Vikings in the Semi- Final

Steve Pedder.

Sunday 11th November 2001

Berks & Bucks Cup

Woodley Saints 2 Moretonville BTFC 6

"Caldwell-Smith nets 5 as Moretonville BTFC cruise through to the last 16 Berks & Bucks Cup"

Moretonville BTFC tried to put last weeks below par winning display behind them when they travelled to Reading Berkshire in the last 32 of the Berks and Bucks Cup.

Although Moretonville played without their influential Captain Lee Callingham they had Mark Odell back from injury.

Moretonville looked the stronger side from the start and Striker Craig-Smith looked sharp and went close early on. Craig soon got on the score sheet with two good goals from set pieces Woodley saints then pulled on back

By half time Craig had got a further two goals and Moretonville were in the driving seat.

Half time 1-4

The second half started well for Woodley saints and they scored almost immediately. With the game still belonging to Moretonville Caldwell-Smith added a 5th to his collection.

The game was wrapped up by full back Jamie Hartnett, scoring from long range.

Moretonville BTFC travel to Binfield Bracknell in the next round.

Steve Pedder Manager

Sunday 25th November 2001

Moretonville BTFC 3 V Towerhill 0

Moretonville BTFC put the disappointment of last weekends defeat behind them and played this week with much more commitment and strength.

On a very wet pitch they played some good football from the kick-off and could have been one up in the first minute when the Towerhill Keeper pulled down Craig Caldwell in the box.

Mark Wescott stepped up and missed the spot kick.

Moretonville BTFC dominated all the play and soon they were one up with a goal from in form striker Craig Caldwell.

It was not long later when he scored his second and at half time the score was 2-0

The second half saw Moretonville BTFC dominate and concentrate on playing solid football.

This good football produced the goal of the afternoon, which started at the back left and switched to the right with a good ball in from Jamie Hartnett finished well by the other striker Alex Beattie.

Steve Pedder

Sunday 2nd December 2001

Bloxham 1 V Mortonville BTFC 6

Moretonville BTFC carried on there winning ways this week with a great display of football against Bloxham Rangers away.

Moretonvilles problem was finishing in the first half and they came close on several occasions striking the goal post and having balls cleared of the line. Moretonville continued to play some attractive football and Bloxham were chasing shadows for big periods of the game. In form Craig Caldwell Smith scored the first goal from an individual piece of work.

It was again against the run of play that a moments lack of concentration let Bloxham in and they scored with a looping shot from their center forward.

Half time 1-1

The second half saw Moretonville turn up the heat and they slowly took control of the game but still found it hard to score. Then in a mad 10 minutes 5 goals came from Craig Caldwell Smith 1, Jamie Hartnett 2 Alex Beattie 1 and Richard Evans 1.

A very polished performance, on the eve of travelling to Binfield Bracknell next week in the Berks & Bucks Cup.

Mortonville BTFC


Sunday 9th December 2001



Moretonville BTFC cruised through to the last 8 of the Berks & Bucks Under 16 cup.

A fantastic achievement for the in form side when they travelled to Binfield youth FC Bracknell Berkshire.


Mark Odell and Lee Callingham in white

On a very soft pitch Moretonville BTFC showed great class and out played a very good Binfield side that had been used to winning and not conceding many goals.

From the kick off Moretonville BTFC did not let the opposition settle and played a high tempo game that Binfield could not get to grips with. Even in the first few minutes in form striker Craig Caldwell-Smith came close and he proved to be a handful all the game.

With non stop running Moretonville BTFC took control of the game and the defence four of Bates, Cripps, Wescott, Hartnett, & Cooper never looked worried.

The deadlock was broken after 20 minutes with a great individual goal from Caldwell-Smith who bent the ball round a floundering keeper.

Just before half time he got his second with a great side foot volley which started in the midfield with Callingham and ODell.

The midfield of Evans, Callingham, Odell, Beattie, never stopped working and never let Binfield Play.

Half time 0-2

The second half saw Binfield attempt to mount a challenge but this was soon stopped with countless good attacking play from Moretonville BTFC spearheaded by Mark Odell who worked tirelessly.

With ten minutes to go Caldwell-Smith got his third from a great piece of individual play to seal the game.

A change of three substitutes Newham, Brunning, & Doyle saw Moretonville BTFC continue the pressure but unable to score.

Managers Steve Pedder and Colin Callingham were delighted with the result and the spirit the lads showed in this fantastic all round performance.

Moretonville BTFC meet Milton Keynes City Youth in the Quarter finals

Steve Pedder


Match Report


TowerHill 0 v Moretonville BTFC 6

Moretonville BTFC returned with their first game after the Christmas break looking as confident as they were in 2001.

The opposition Towerhill had supplied Moretonville BTFC with a hard game prior to Christmas so it was no surprise when the Towerhill players came out all guns blazing and tried to break up Moretonville BTFC rhythm. The only way they knew with foul play. The referee was the assistant coach from the Towerhill side and had a hard job containing his players.

Moretonville soon got the pace of the game and the opposition tactics and began to carve them open with some great passing play. The deadlock was broken with three very quick goals from Richard Evans and in form striker Graig Caldwell-Smith.

Half time 3-0 to Moretonville BTFC

The second started as much as the first with some very serious foul play being dealt out from the opposition, this ended with the right back for Towerhill being sent off for violent conduct.

Moretonville BTFC made some changes and took total control of the game as Towerhill chased shadows as Moretonville BTFC passed the ball around with a further goal from Caldwell Smith and two well taken goals from substitutes Chris Brunning and Jamie Doyle.

A bad tempered game on the part of Towerhill. The Moretonville BTFC players showed great reserve and let the football do the talking.

Next week sees Moretonville BTFC entertain Witney Vikings at Ford Meadow

Steve Pedder

Moretonville BTFC

Quarter Finals Berks and Buck Under 16 Cup

Milton Keynes City Youth 1 Moretonville BTFC 3

"Superior Moretonville into the Semi Finals of the Berks & Buck Cup"

Moretonville BTFC went to Milton Keynes this week to face an in form Milton Keynes City youth side.

Milton Keynes presently second in the Milton Keynes and Borders League had knocked out a very good opposition in the previous round Chalfont Boys.

This was always going to be a hard game and the weather and pitch conditions did not help. On a wind swept and rainy Council pitch Moretonville BTFC decided to go with the wind 1st half.

As the game started it was apparent that the game would be won and lost in the midfield. Moretonville set their stall out and Mark Odell and Lee Callingham battled fiercely with good support play from Alex Beattie and Mark Newman on the flanks.

The break came after 20 minutes from a corner kick by Alex Beattie that bounced around in the six yard box and was half cleared by a MK player and went to Striker Richard Evans on the edge of 18 yard box and he hit a stinging shot that gave the keeper no chance.

Moretonville continued to dominate and the 5 minutes from half time conceded a dubious free kick for hand ball near the edge of their box following the kick their was a goalmouth scramble and a MK player fired home from short range.

Half Time 1-1

The second half saw Moretonville kicking into the wind but this seemed to help Moretonville as it held the ball up and Moretonville looked stronger the back four dealt with the long ball well and after a short period of pressure again following a Corner Mark Odell fired Moretonville in front. From that point Moretonville placed Mk under considerable pressure and scored again from a great piece of play from Craig Caldwell-Smith who managed to get it to Richard Evans who confidently looped it over the MK keeper.

Final score 1-3

Moretonville travel away to Reading Town or Marlow Youth in the semi Final. A fantastic achievement having played all our games away.

Mortonville are now in the Semi Final B&B Cup, Semi Final League Cup and Second in the Witney League with two games in hand lets hope the bubble does no burst!!

Oxford Mail League
Witney & District League
Combination Cup
Moretonville BTFC  6  V  Cumnor  0
We have started a new cup campaign which is 24 sides from the Witney & District League and The Oxford Mail League 4 leagues of six in a champions League style Cup top two from every league go through into 1/4 Finals in our league we have
  • Cumnor Minors
  • Northway
  • Farringdon Town
  • Florence Park
  • Crowmarsh
Moretonville BTfC started there 1st game of the new combination cup in fine style with an emphatic 6-0 win over Cumnor minors from Oxford.
The cumnor minors team were no match for the strength and skill of the in form Moretonville side and this showed from the start in a game that never saw the home side in any difficulty it was a chance for Moretonville BTFC to show how good they were. The build up play was at times great to watch but the final product let them down with many chances being squandered.
The first half saw goals from Craig Caldwell, Alex Beattie & Captain Lee Callingham.
The Second half was much as the first and Cumnor hardly managed to get out of their half due to total Moretonville dominance. If not for the Cumnor keeper who made several fantastic saves the score could have easily been double figures.
Second half goals from again Craig Caldwell, Alex Beattie & Lee Callingham saw them defeat much weaker opposition.
Steve Pedder

Moretonville BTFC




Moretonville BTFC were crowned as Under 16 champions of the Witney & District League last weekend with a fantastic display of football.

Moretonville BTFC had to play second place Towerhill Stars the only team to defeat Moretonville this season.

The game was played at Stowe School under very wet conditions but this dampen Moretonville desire to win and they turned on a fantastic display of football that at times was a pleasure to watch.

Moretonville scored very quickly from a well-taken goal from Captain lee Callingham.

Moretonville dominated the game but against the run of play did not deal with an edge of the area ball and Towerhill equalised.

Moretonville soon got back on track and were awarded a free Kick just out side the Towerhill box, Alex Beattie took a brilliant kick and bent into the bottom corner.

The Second half saw Moretonville totally dominate the game and was unlucky not to score more goals early on. The third goal came from a set piece corner that was delivered by Beattie that was met by the head of centre half David Barron.

With the game won Moretonville passed the ball well but it was during this period that a defensive mistake let in the Towerhill forward and he took the goal well.

Moretonville BTFC were stung in to action and they quickly replied, and after a brilliant piece of passing play Jamie Hartnett finished well.

It has been a great season for the lads who leave Moretonville this season and this championship was well deserved having conceded only 8 goals all season.

They managed to get to the final of the league cup only to loose in extra time to Carterton town. The reached the Semi-final of the Berks & Bucks cup and went out to the eventual winners Reading Town.

" Colin Callingham and myself have been privileged to manage such a great group of talented players who we feel can go on to a higher level of football in the town We have been proud of their achievements this season".

The under 16s go to under 18s football next season as Buckingham Town under 18s in the Allied Counties Mid-week floodlight League. Any under 18 player that would like to join a successful team in the coming season please contact Steve Pedder 01280-824132 for further information regarding Pre-season training.

Steve Pedder

Under 16s

Moretonville BTFC

"Wescott & Witney end season in glorious fashion"

Final Of the Oxfordshire Football Association

Under 16 Combination Cup

Moretonville BTFC ended their great season with the final accolade.

Having performed fantastically on Thursday night in the Semi final against the Oxford Mail League winners Highworth from near Swindon, winning 3-0 with 2 goals from top striker Craig Caldwell and a penalty from Alex Beattie saw Moretonville BTFC go into Sundays Oxfordshire FA Under 16 Combination Cup final against Donnington Boys from Oxford full of confidence.

The weather was terrible and was always going to turn the final into a monopoly, The game in the first half was all Moretonville BTFC, who piled on the pressure and Donnington neither had the ability or strength to stop or slow down the relentless pressure. It was during one of the spells that from a set piece a Donnington defender handled the ball inside the penalty area. From the penalty spot Alex Beattie calmly put Moretonville ahead. The Donnington keeper then made a series of wonderful saves to keep Donnington in the game.

Half time 1-0

The second half saw a rejuvenated Donnington, start the second half much brighter and attacked the Moretonville BTFC goal with passion. It was a lapse in concentration that allowed a through ball to the Donnington striker who hit fierce shot past keeper Spike Witney.

Moretonville BTFC got their rhythm back and had several chances to go ahead but failed to finish. Donnington had also come close to winning but for some sound defending.

Final Score 1-1

Extra time saw Moretonville BTFC make some changes and they looked more like winning the game, but it was in the dying seconds that a well placed ball from Beattie into the path of Caldwell saw him push agonisingly past the Donnington post.


Alex Beattie, Lee Callingham, Richard Cripps, Jamie Hartnett and Mark Wescott bravely stepped forward to take the penalties.

Beattie scored with his first with ease and the Donnington player also scored, Captain lee Callingham stepped up to tuck his away and the Donnington player hit a fierce penalty but was no match for keeper Spike Witney and he saved. The next penalty was Jamie Hartnet who hit a stinging penalty that hit the cross bar and the Donnington Player scored.


Then up stepped Richard Cripps who took a great penalty, and this was then followed by the Donnington Keeper electing to take a penalty and again he was no match for Spike Witney who pulled of a Great save.

It only left Mark Wescott to step up and win the game for Moretonville BTFC which he did a well taken penalty.

Manager Steve Pedder said

"This was a great end to the season that has seen this team play a lot of games both at Under 16 and Under 18 level to a very high standard. This victory has capped a great season at under 16 level as we have now beaten some of the best teams in the Berks and Bucks FA and Oxfordshire FA areas, this has put Buckingham and Moretonville FC on the map in youth football. This is due to the fantastic ability of these players and their commitment support from Moretonville Boys FC and Buckingham Town FC who have help develop a great side for the future".

Steve Pedder


Under 18's

Manager Steve Pedder

Assistant manager Colin Callingham

The under 18s side play in the Allied counties league northern division

The side is made up of mainly under 16 players with some older players from the Buckingham Town reserves and Buckingham Athletic under 18s, the team on paper has played three games the first we were unable to fulfil the fixture and forfeited the points

Milton Keynes City V Buckingham Town (League panel result Home win)

Thame United 3 V Buckingham Town 0

Buckingham Town 1 V Amersham Town 1


  1. Tom Clarke
  2. Jamie Hartnett
  3. Jonathon Bates
  4. Richard Cripps
  5. Mark Wescott
  6. Dan Dykes
  7. Mark Odell
  8. Lee Callingham
  9. Jamie Ocallaghan
  10. David Barrie
  11. Josh Morrell
  12. Alex Beattie
  13. Craig Caldwell
  14. Niall Drysburugh
  15. Mark Newham
  16. Richard Evans

The under 18s have a much better side now with some strong signings just prior to the Amersham Town game. 

Steve Pedder (Manager)

Wednesday 3 October 2001

"Barrie Hits Hatrick"

Allied Counties Under 18s

League Cup

NorthLeigh 2 Buckingham Town 4

Buckingham Town commenced their Allied Counties Under 18 League Cup campaign against NorthLeigh from the Western Division.

With eleven under 16s in the squad, supported by three under 18s, this game was always going to be hard. But the team performed fantastically and took the lead with a well worked goal that started with Josh Maison, across field to Graig Caldwell Smith who drilled it across the penalty area and David Barrie finished. Half time 0-1

The second half saw Buckingham continue to defend well but were eventually broken down by a set piece.

Almost immediately North Leigh scored again.

But Buckingham continued to play good football and pushed Northleigh back and after a sustained amount of pressure got back on equal terms with another goal from Barrie.

From that point it was one way traffic and captain Jamie Ocallaghan struck a stinging 30yd shot that left the keeper no chance.

The game was won by David Barrie who knocked home a goal mouth scramble.

For such a young side this was a tremendous result against older and bigger opponents.

Steve Pedder Manager.

Under 18s

Match Report

17th October 2001

Buckingham Town V Oxford City

This was always going to be a tough match against top of the table Oxford City, with a long injury list and players unavailable, Buckingham were forced to play 9 of the under 16 squad, two who were coming back from injury Alex Beattie and Lee Callingham.

Oxford started strong but the young back four looked a match of what Oxford had to offer and coped brilliantly.

Buckingham kept Oxford scoreless until a move on the left was drilled in and Spike Witney keeper was unable to hold it for Oxfords first goal 37th minute.

From that point Buckingham still played some good football and at half time the score remained 0-1. Alex Beattie was unable to return in the second half due to injury.

Second half was much the same with Buckingham defending well but unable to score although having chances.

Oxford then scored twice after a period of sustained pressure when Buckingham failed to retain the ball.

Buckingham were reduced to ten men with twenty minutes to go with Lee Callingham twisting his ankle.

This seemed to rally Buckingham with ten men and they battled hard and were rewarded when Mark Odell scored the goal of the night with a stinging 30 yard shot.


Wednesday 21st November 2001

Buckingham Town Under 18s

"First win for under 18s"

Buckingham Town 3 Flackwell Heath 1

Buckingham Town under 18s recorded their first win at home on Wednesday night. The opposition Flackwell Heath had come of a good result against Aylesbury United last week and were expecting and easy game against a Buckingham who had yet to record their first win.

Buckingham have played some good football recently and with the signing of several new players Phil Martin left side midfield and Chris Broad still injured Buckingham are building a good side around the younger players from Moretonville BTFC under 16s.

From the start Buckingham took control of the game and after 20minutes went ahead from a Phil Martin shot that hit the post and striker Niall Drysburgh tapped home.

Buckingham continued the pressure and totally against the run of play conceded a soft goal from a goalmouth scramble. Flackwell Heath took heart from this and for the period to half time placed Buckingham under pressure.

Half time 1-1

The second half saw Buckingham slowly get control of the game again and Phil Martin was unlucky from a stinging volley that struck the bar. Shortly after from a goalmouth scramble Jamie OCallaghan fired home from short range.

Flackwell Heath rallied for a while and the game was killed of with a great finish from Niall Drysburgh who went one on one with the keeper and finished well.

Steve Pedder