Banbury United 2-3 Kettering Town
By Steve T
United fade away and slip out of league cup
Despite Kettering only starting with three players who had started their League game at Alvechurch on Saturday, they still came out on top in this Southern League Challenge Cup First Round match at the Stadium.
United got off to the best of starts, going ahead in the 3rd minute courtesy of a Giorgio Rasulo penalty kick after a handball offence.
In the 28th minute Brett Solkhon equalised for Kettering but United were in front at the interval with Rasulo scoring from a second penalty kick in the 39th minute, following another handball offence.
But goals from Andrea Borg on 70 minutes and Michael Richens on 78 minutes would take Kettering through
Banbury United: Harding, Martin, Nash (Sub Stewart 74 mins), Hawtin, Self (Sub Kaziboni 64 mins), Johnson, Diggin, Awadh, Henderson, Rasulo, Finch.
Unused Subs: Wise, Odhiambo, MacDonald
Kettering Town: Elsom, O'Connor (Sub Meikle, 79 mins), Toseland, Solkhon (Sub Berry, 45 mins), Graham, Richens, Milnes (Sub Kelly 85 mins), Hotter, Rhiney, Davidson-Miller, Borg.
Unused Subs: Rhys Hoeness, Jacob Wood
Man of the Match as selected by Puritans Radio: Giorgio Rasulo