8 April, 1994 at Bicester Town Sports Ground

Fritwell (1) 2 -  Middle Barton (0) 1

Referee: A White Linesmen: Unknown

Fritwell: C. Kimber N. Butcher S. Palmer B. Joyce D. Tanner B. Reeves D. Heasley G. Bedford P. Winstone C. Grant D. Reeves S. Burke D. Carpenter

Fritwell Scorers: D. Heasley 1 C. Grant 1

Middle Barton: Unknown

Middle Barton Scorers:  R. Henwood


Fritwell finally captured the Jersey Cup after losing seven times in the final over the last 65 years when they beat Middle Barton 2-1 at Bicester Town’s ground on Easter Monday.

Chances went begging at both ends before a Keith Harrison miss kick in the 38th minute let in Dean Heasley to open the scoring for Fritwell. Within seconds of the goal Fritwell’s keeper Chris Kimber was called into action, diving to his right to push the ball round the post for a corner.
Two minutes into the second half Fritwell went 2-0 up when Carl Grant headed home from a corner.

With 20 minutes to go Middle Barton who had hit the woodwork a number of times, finally found the target when Richard Henwood lashed the ball home from close range.

This was the signal for Middle Barton to throw caution to the wind, but they were thwarted by a resolute Fritwell rear guard marshalled by man-of-the-match Steve Palmer.

David Fowler went close to saving the day for Barton when his fierce 20-yard shot crashed against the upright. Fritwell weathered the storm and finished strongly forcing three corners in the last five minutes.

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