Banbury United 1 Tiverton Town 2
Goals from Levi Landricombe and Owen Howe in the last 20 minutes of the game turn matters around and earn Tiverton the three points
In the 8th minute a corner from the right taken by Ravi Shamsi saw Jefferson Louis get to the ball first at the six yard box but he was unable to direct his header on target.
In the 21st minute Louis went on a surging from the half-way line before letting fly from 25 yards and he was unfortunate to see his shot go inches wide of the upright.
On 33 minutes a low cross in from the left by Matt Peake-Pijnen down by the by-line fell to Shamsi ten yards out whose shot was blocked on the line by a Tiverton defender. Two minutes later Banbury went close again when from a corner from the right taken by Shamsi, Luke Carnell's header from the edge of the six yard box was blocked on the line by Nick Hurst with the loose ball being collected by goalkeeper Martin Rice.
Five minutes before the interval George Nash passed the ball through to Conor McDonagh down the left but Rice was alert to the danger and came out to block the United striker's shot from a narrow angle.
Banbury had created the chances in the first half but with none taken it was goalless at the interval.
Banbury began the second half really well. In the first minute Shamsi's run from just inside the Tiverton half ended with him shooting over the bar from the edge of the visitor's penalty area. Four minutes later Shamsi passed the ball through to Louis on the edge of the Tiverton penalty area who with his back to goal did exceptionally well to turn and make room for a shot, only for the United striker to be unlucky to see his chipped shot hit the post with Rice well beaten.
It looked very much like a goal would come for Banbury and it duly did so on 55 minutes when Charlie Hawtin passed the ball from a central position on the edge of the Tiverton penalty area to Matt Peake-Pijnen coming through down the left whose shot from a narrow angle saw Martin Rice getting his hands to the ball but being unable to stop it from going into the net.
Banbury looked relatively comfortable after this but "out of the blue" Tiverton equalised on 73 minutes when Levi Landricombe's shot from 30 yards sailed over Jack Harding's head and though the Banbury custodian managed to get a hand to the ball he couldn't stop it from hitting the back of the net.
Tiverton then went ahead in the 82nd minute when a free-kick by Ollie Knowles from wide on the left was headed home at the near post six yards out by Owen Howe.
Banbury pushed forward in search of an equaliser but TIverton held out to earn the three points
Oddly over the 90 minutes it was probably Banbury's best performance against Tiverton in the four games between the sides this season but at the end of the day the visitor's take the points back to Devon - that's football for you!
Banbury United: Jack Harding, Charlie Hawtin (Charlie Wise 90), Matt Peake-Pijnen (Tom Winters 85), George Nash, Tom Bradbury, Luke Carnell, Jack Westbrook, Jack Self (Darren Pond 87), Jefferson Louis, Conor McDonagh, Ravi Shamsi. Subs (not used): Jordy Ngathe, Leam Howards.
Tiverton Town: Martin Rice, Nick Hurst, Callum Hall, Owen Irish, Ben Mammola, Tom Gardner (Scott Rogers 67), Mike Landricombe, Ollie Knowles, Owen Howe, Levi Landricombe, Tom Bath (James Richards 65). Subs (not used): Jamie Short, George Rogers.