Banbury United 3 Tiverton Town 2 - Match Report

Banbury United 3 Tiverton Town 2 - Match Report

By David Shadbolt
1st November 2017
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United through to Second Qualifying Round of the FA Trophy to play away to Farnborough on Saturday week after extra-time win over Tiverton

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Tiverton began the better of the two sides but it was United who went in front in the 10th minute when a low cross from the left by Matt Peake-Pijnen was knocked in at the near post by incoming Charlie Hawtin.

United looked the more likely to score the next goal for the rest of the half. In the 29th minute a deep cross from the left by Ravi Shamsi saw Ricky Johnson hit the side netting from a narrow angle at the far post.

On 37 minutes Johnson set up Shamsi with a through pass but the United player’s shot from the edge of the Tiverton penalty area went just wide. Two minutes later George Nash went on a storming run from just inside the Tiverton half to the edge of the Tiverton penalty area but his shot didn’t have the power to overly trouble Martin Rice in the visitor’s goal.

But right on half time it got much more difficult for United when Ravi Shamsi received a straight red card following an altercation with Ben Mammola and the United player can have no complaint about his dismissal.

Tiverton dominated possession early in the second half and equalised on 58 minutes with an excellent strike from Levi Landricombe from 25 yards out into the top corner of the net.

Tiverton then went ahead in the 77th minute when a cross from the left by Callum Hall found Levi Landricombe 12 yards out who fired the ball home with venom into the top of the net.

United rallied though and in the 85th minute a throw in from down the left worked its way neatly across to the centre through Johnson and Jack Self to the incoming Hawtin who hit a superb strike into the top of the net from the edge of the Tiverton penalty area to bring Banbury level at 2-2.

Landricombe had a great chance to complete his hat-trick and take Tiverton through in the final minute of stoppage time at the end of the half but put his shot wide from 10 yards so the game went into extra-time.

Eleven minutes into the first period of extra-time and a free-kick taken by Jack Harding midway inside his own half was pumped into the Tiverton penalty area where Johnson got up to head the ball on towards Conor McDonagh who collected the ball a few yards inside the Tiverton penalty area down the right and he then did exceptionally well to create a goal shooting opportunity, firing the ball back across goal past Rice into the far corner of the net to put United 3-2 up.

The final minute of the first period of extra time saw United indebted to a goal line clearance by Luke Carnell from a Nick Hurst shot.

Tiverton dominated the second period of extra-time but United held on to set up a trip to Farnborough in the Second Qualifying Round on Saturday week

Banbury United: Jack Harding, Charlie Hawtin, Matt Peake-Pijnen (Conor McDonagh 80), George Nash, Tom Bradbury, Luke Carnell, Jack Westbrook, Darren Pond (Leam Howards 83), Ricky Johnson, Jack Self, Ravi Shamsi. Subs (not used): Tom Winters, Charlie Wise, Anton Sambrook.

Tiverton Town: Martin Rice, Nick Hurst, Callum Hall, Mike Landricombe, Ben Mammola, Tom Gardner, Jamie Short, Ollie Knowles, James Richards, Levi Landricombe, Scott Rogers. Sub (not used): George Rogers.

Attendance: 230

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