Carterton Town Colts 2 - Banbury United 2
By Stephen Norris
United U13s Draw on their first game of the season
A hard earned draw for U13 United in their 1400 kick off at Carterton Town Colts in their first 11 aside Witney League Group B game.
Banbury started slowly and the opening quarter was played mainly in Banbury's half. However it was Banbury who took the lead after 19mins when Tom Isham unleashed a ferocious shot from the right corner of the box, assisted by Jaime Sanchez. Banbury sustained more pressure but went in at half time 1-0 ahead.
The second half was the opposite with Banbury playing the better football creating five opportunities before the home side scored an equaliser against the run of play with a long range effort mid way through the half, 1-1. Two minutes later Banbury went behind to another long range shot. Banbury gathered themselves applying pressure on the home side and were rewarded with an equaliser one minute from time by Tyrese Smith who chased a through ball and calmly slotted his shot past the oncoming keeper. Final score 2-2.
A draw was a fair result.
Squad: James Strong, Luke Hawes, Christopher Norris, Ollie Rickards, Elliot Murray, Ethan Cleaver, Jaime Sanchez, Lewis Peckford, Saif Rahman, Tyrese Smith, Tom Isham. Subs: Jake Morgan, Ollie Harris, Ollie Upton