14 CHIPPING NORTON 0
Caldwell Nets Five
In form Moretonville BTFC put on another demolishing performance when
they took on Chipping Norton in the Witney & District League
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.
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.
PENALTY TAKERS PUT MORETONVILLE INTO SEMI FINAL"
Witney & District League Cup
4th November 2001
Tower Hill Stars 3 Moretoville
Winners Mortonville BTFC 5-4
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
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
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
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
The second half saw Moretonville BTFC dominate and concentrate on playing
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.
Bloxham 1 V
Mortonville BTFC 6
Moretonville BTFC carried on there
winning ways this week with a great display of football against Bloxham Rangers
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.
Sunday 9th December 2001
BINFIELD 0 V MORETONVILLE BTFC
"CALDWELL HATRICK, AS MORETONVILLE CRUISE THROUGH TO LAST
EIGHT OF BERKS & BUCKS"
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Second half goals from again Craig Caldwell, Alex Beattie & Lee
Callingham saw them defeat much weaker opposition.
MORETONVILLE BTFC 4 TOWERHILL STARS 2
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
"Wescott & Witney end season in
Final Of the Oxfordshire Football
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
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
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".
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
- Tom Clarke
- Jamie Hartnett
- Jonathon Bates
- Richard Cripps
- Mark Wescott
- Dan Dykes
- Mark Odell
- Lee Callingham
- Jamie Ocallaghan
- David Barrie
- Josh Morrell
- Alex Beattie
- Craig Caldwell
- Niall Drysburugh
- Mark Newham
- 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
Allied Counties Under
NorthLeigh 2 Buckingham
Buckingham Town commenced their Allied
Counties Under 18 League Cup campaign against NorthLeigh from the Western
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
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
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.
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.
Buckingham Town Under 18s
"First win for under
Buckingham Town 3 Flackwell Heath
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.