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Banbury United
Slough Town
Tue 21 Nov 19:45 - League Kickoff 19:45

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The match will take place at Banbury Plant Hire Community Stadium, Station Approach, Banbury, Oxon. OX16 5AD on Tuesday 21st November at 19h45

Banbury, the Puritans, began the season in great style, winning their opening five league fixtures. Unfortunately this run of 'good form' ended at the turn of the month, August, since when they have played another 12 league games, recording only three victories - all away from home. This match, against the Rebels, will be their fifth consecutive league game at home and their next league fixture will also be played at home game (against Kettering Town).

They currently lie in 10th place - P17 Home W2 D2 L5; Away W6 D0 L2 GF37 GA26 - points 26. Their league results being
Home: W 5 - 1 Dorchester Town; W 2 - 1 Bishops Stortford; L 3 - 4 Frome town; L 1 - 3 Redditch United; L 0 - 1 Hereford; D 1 - 1 Chesham United; L 1 - 2 Tiverton Town; L 1 - 2 Kings Lynn; D 1 - 1 St. Neots Town
Away: W 1 - 3 Chesham United; W 0 - 3 Hitchin Town; W 0 - 5 Dunstable Town; W 3 - 4 Kings Langley; L 3 - 0 Kettering Town; L 3 - 1 Basingstoke Town; W 0 - 4 Gosport Borough; W 0 - 2 Dorchester Town

Their average home attendance is 448 (8th place) and their leading goal scorer is Jefferson Louis , joint 3rd highest, with 11 goals

The Puritans were knocked out of the FA Cup in the 3rd round qualifying when beaten 2 - 3 at home by Shildon AFC (Northern league - level 9), having beaten Thatcham Town 2 - 0 , home and Tiverton Town 4 - 2 , home, in the previous two qualifying rounds.
In the FA Trophy they beat Tiverton Town 3 - 2 , at home, in a replay following a 2 - 2 draw in Devon in the 1st round qualifying, then drew 3 - 3 away to Farnborough Town. The outcome of this 2nd round qualifying tie is still undecided as it is under an FA investigation following Farnborough's failure to complete the scheduled replay.
In the Southern League Cup Banbury United were knocked out at the first hurdle, away, by Didcot Town 5 - 4 on penalties, following a 2 - 2 stalemate at full time.

Rebels have played Banbury in Southern League Premier division season 2014-15 winning 2 - 1 at home , losing 3 - 0 away.Puritans were relegated at the conclusion of the season but gained promotion the following year having finished 2nd to Cinderford Town, then winning the South & West promotion play-offs - 1 - 0 (home, Winchester City), then 2 - 0 (home, Taunton Town).
Last season, 2016-17, Slough won 2 - 0 at home, losing 1 - 0 away. Banbury finished the season in 6th place, just behind Slough, so missing the promotion play-offs.

If you wish to see the youtube highlights of Banbury's match last Saturday against St. Ives Town, copy and paste this link:
http://www.banburyunitedfc.co.uk/videos/banbury-united-1-st-neots-town-1-18-nov-2017-match-119497.html

Bookies odds:-
Championship: Slough Town 10/3 (2nd favourites); Banbury United 50/1
Match:- Banbury United win 21/10 ; Draw 119/40 ; Slough win 11/10

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