SHRIVENHAM were unable to claim an away win this weekend as they suffered a narrow 1-0 loss to Kidlington Reserves.

Despite the defeat, the Shrivenham manager Michael McNally says it wasn’t the worst performance from his players.

“It was a disappointing defeat because we have been performing really well, not just in the first league games, in pre-season we had done well,” he said.

“We were going to kick on a little bit, but for some reason today, we just didn’t really get going but we did okay.

“They got on top of us really and they seemed to get an extra touch, so we didn’t compete as we had been recently.

“We have had a good start to the season and we have been competing well, I was probably a bit too critical to some of the lads after the game.

“When you look at it they weren’t a bad side, the only bad side is we didn’t have a shot on target, but we will  just put it down to a bad day at the office.”

New College had an afternoon to forget as they were stuffed 6-0 by Hellenic League newcomers Pewsey Vale at home.

Harrison Lowe got a hat-trick, while Lee Smith, James Blake and Mark Jones all got solitary efforts for the visitors.

Elsewhere in the Hellenic League Premier Division, Highworth made it six out of six with a comfortable 3-1 away to Wantage Town.

Wayne Turk and Callum Parsons set the Worthians on the right track when they put Jeff Roberts’ men two goals to the good at the break.

The second half saw both sides convert penalties, Highworth now sit top of the early league-standings with 18 points.

Royal Wootton Bassett will have to wait for their first win of the season as a strong Flackwell Heath outfit dispatched them 4-0 away from home.

Manager Rich Hunter’s side are now one of only three teams in the league who are yet to claim a win this season.

Jody Bevan is manager of one of the other winless teams as Fairford Town failed to make the most of home comforts, they were beaten 2-1 by Brackley Town Saints.

Liam Gale got the goal for the home side in the second half.