WOODLEY United ladies secured their first Southern Region Premier Division points of the season with a convincing 3-0 home win against Oxford City.

The first half was an end-to-end affair with both sides creating chances, and it was a surprise that the game was goalless at half time.

Freya Jenkins went closest to opening the scoring when her 10th minute free-kick saw Emily Tyler in the Oxford goal dive to her right to parry the ball away for a corner.

This was immediately followed by Shelby Preston-Morris crossing low across the goal area, only for the ball to evade United’s oncoming players.

At the other end Oxford looked dangerous on the counter-attack, with captain Lindsay Pinker influential in midfield and starting much of the visitors’ offensive play.

Ruth Pearson was called upon to block a shot, while Jenkins again put in a dangerous cross which Rosie Page-Smith put wide and Oxford’s Jess Doyle also saw a cross evade everyone in the Woodley penalty area.

Hesitation in the United defence saw Clara Stringer make a timely clearance which was followed by Page-Smith trying for goal from distance.

The half ended with Preston-Morris seeing her shot rebound into play off the underside of City’s crossbar.

Woodley started the second half with good tempo and possession in the visitors half, with Preston-Morris dangerous with her runs from the left back position into opposition territory and twice putting good crosses into the penalty area which were cleared.

The opening goal came in the 56th minute when Page-Smith had time to shot from 25 yards over Tyler.

Buoyed by the goal, Woodley started to dominate and deservedly extended the lead in the 68th minute.

Faye Ward capped an excellent game with good skill on the edge of Oxford’s penalty area before turning goalwards and seeing her shot go under Tyler into the net.

The Kestrels then made it 3-0 when substitute Amie Benton shot low pass Tyler with 15 minutes remaining.

There was still some action to come, however, as United’s keeper Carly Chilton was required to push a shot onto her post before it was cleared to safety.

Returning from a long layoff, Mollie Haines got herself into good positions to see a shot go wide after she reacted first to Tyler’s parry and then headed a Page-Smith cross wide.

Doubles from Rachel Allwright and Tracey Beales gave Newbury a 4-2 home win against Ascot United, while goalkeeper Erin Davis-Donne was named player-of-the-match.

In Division Three South of the Thames Valley Counties League, Newbury Development crushed Wantage Town 6-1.

Abi Ayling struck a brilliant hat-trick, Amy McNab grabbed a double and the scoring was completed by Alex Kovacsova.