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First Team - Match centre

Chesham Utd
Banbury Utd
Full time
R Johnson (25', 75'), L Carnell (29'), S Humphreys (90')
Sat 18 Mar 15:00 - The Evo-Stik League Southern - Premier Division Attendance 386

Chesham United 0 Banbury United 4

Banbury keep up their challenge for a play-off place with an impressive performance at Chesham

Manager Mike Ford opted for the same starting eleven that had beaten Chesham on Tuesday except that the returning from injury George Nash came in for the unavailable Jack Self.

The first twenty minutes were uneventful but Banbury would make the all-important breakthrough in the 24th minute when a free-kick from the left taken by Tom Winters was headed home in the centre by Ricky Johnson.

Just four minutes later it was 2-0 when a corner from the right by Winters saw Luke Carnell get his head to the ball at the edge of the six yard box, the ball going into the ground and bouncing up to go into the top corner of the net off the woodwork.

Chesham United V Banbury United
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Banbury continued their good spell and a cross from Tom Bradbury from the left was cleared out only as far as Zac McEachran whose shot was well held by Richard Hayward in the Chesham goal.

In the 40th minute Chesham finally brought Jack Harding in the Banbury goal into making a save when a long range shot from Sam Youngs was tipped away by the custodian around the post for a corner.

Banbury went close to a third goal just three minutes into the second half when a corner from the right by Winters fell to Carnell just inside the penalty area, his shot being deflected just inches wide of the post.

In the 56th minute a low cross in from the right from just inside the penalty area by Callum White caused havoc in the centre with the ball coming back off the post from an attempted clearance by Curtis Ujah and then from the rebound Johnson being denied a second goal by the upright.

Chesham though still had their fair share of the game but with the Banbury defence playing well Harding was not unduly troubled.

Banbury always looked dangerous when going forward and went close in the 70th minute when Manny Duku burst through the centre showing good pace only for his dinked shot as Hayward came out going just over the bar.

But Banbury were to get their third goal in the 75th minute when a great surging run by Duku through the middle saw him then unselfishly pass across to Johnson who in plenty of space fired the ball across the home custodian into the far bottom corner of the net from 12 yards.

Banbury wrapped up the scoring in the first minute of stoppage time when the impressive Duku got the better of Curtis Ujah in the middle of the park, then taking the ball to the edge of the penalty area before taking it around the goalkeeper and though he had been forced too wide to shoot himself he laid the ball back to the incoming Sam Humphreys who fired home from 10 yards.

Chesham United: Richard Hayward, Brett Longden (Stephan Hamilton-Forbes 60), Toby Little, Benji Crilley, Curtis Ujah, Adam Martin, Dave Pearce, Sam Youngs, Phil Roberts (Cameron Hyde 78), Matt Taylor, Ryan Blake (Kemani Murray 87). Subs (not used): Drew Roberts, Andrew McCorkell.

Banbury United: Jack Harding, Callum White, Tom Bradbury, Marvin Martin, Jack Westbrook, Luke Carnell, Zac McEachran (Eddie Odhiambo 82), George Nash, Ricky Johnson, Conor McDonagh (Manny Duku 64), Tom Winters (Sam Humphreys 78). Subs: (not used) Mark Bell and Darius Browne

Attendance: 386

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Key moments

Goal Ricky Johnson scores for Banbury Utd
Goal Luke Carnell scores for Banbury Utd
Goal Ricky Johnson scores for Banbury Utd
Goal Sam Humphreys scores for Banbury Utd

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Chesham United V Banbury United
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90:00 Goal 0 - 4
Sam Humphreys scores for Banbury Utd
82:00 Sub Off
Zac McEachran is substituted off for Banbury Utd
82:00 Sub On
Eddie Odhiambo is substituted on for Banbury Utd
78:00 Sub On
Sam Humphreys is substituted on for Banbury Utd
78:00 Sub Off
Tom Winters is substituted off for Banbury Utd
75:00 Goal 0 - 3
Ricky Johnson scores for Banbury Utd
62:00 Sub On
Manny Duku is substituted on for Banbury Utd
62:00 Sub Off
Conor McDonagh is substituted off for Banbury Utd
End of period 1
29:00 Goal 0 - 2
Luke Carnell scores for Banbury Utd
25:00 Goal 0 - 1
Ricky Johnson scores for Banbury Utd
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As it happened

  • Chesham Utd
  • Banbury Utd
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  • Ricky Johnson Goal 25:00'
  • Luke Carnell Goal 29:00'
  • Manny Duku Sub On 62:00'
  • Conor McDonagh Sub Off 62:00'
  • Ricky Johnson Goal 75:00'
  • Sam Humphreys Sub On 78:00'
  • Tom Winters Sub Off 78:00'
  • Eddie Odhiambo Sub On 82:00'
  • Zac McEachran Sub Off 82:00'
  • Sam Humphreys Goal 90:00'

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Chippenham Town 46 103
2. Leamington 46 92
3. Merthyr Town 46 89
4. Hitchin Town 46 86
5. Slough Town 46 85
6. Banbury Utd 46 80
7. Biggleswade Town 46 74

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