Banbury United Football Club

Banbury United Football Club

Leamington 3 Banbury United 1

by David Shadbolt

Despite an improved performance than of late, United slipped to their fifth consecutive league defeat with a 3-1 loss at Leamington

United got off to the worst of starts, going behind after just three minutes. The goal came from a corner on the right which Liam Daly headed back across goal into the far corner to deceive Andy Kemp

An equaliser came just after the half hour mark. Leamington failed to clear the ball away from a crowded penalty area and Ricky Johnson was brought down. Johnson picked himself up and took the kick himself and scored. However within two minutes Leamington had restored their one goal advantage when Jacob Blyth fastened on to a loose ball and shot over the head of Kemp with the ball dropping into the back of the net.

Banbury had some decent spells during the second half and the final ten minutes saw the home side under some pressure with United threatening to score but they couldn't find the equaliser.

Then in the last minute of the game, Blyth, against the general run of play, scored his second of the game and Leamington's third to make the final score 3-1 to Leamington.

Despite the defeat, due to other results going Banbury's way, they remain in 17th place and two points above the final relegation place.

Leamington: Nathan Vaughan, James Mace, Stephan Morley, Neil Barnfield, Jamie Hood, Liam Daly, Alex Taylor (James Husband 90), Craig Owen (Ian King 88), Jacob Blyth, David Kolodynski (Michael Tuohy 83), Lee Chilton. Unused Subs: Asa Charlton, Lee Williams.

Banbury United: Andy Kemp,Ben Thackeray, Tommy Kinch, Liam Dolman, Dan Chilton, Joe Coleman, Ryan Howell, Josh Cole, Ricky Johnson, Simeon Williams, Ben Polk (Dior Angus 69). Subs (not used): Liam Richardson, Paul Lamb, Neil Stacey.

Attendance: 388

Other Premier Division Results

Hemel Hempstead Town 1 1 Chippenham Town Att. 120
Leamington 3 1 Banbury United Att. 388
Bashley 0 0 Arlesey Town Att. 146
Evesham United 0 2 Chesham United Att. 93
Redditch United 0 4 Frome Town Att. 149
Cirencester Town 0 2 Brackley Town Att. 73
AFC Totton 1 0 Stourbridge Att. 335

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