Puritans maintain unbeaten run with three more points

Conor McDonagh holds off Jorrell Johnson to score Banbury United's second goal against Kings Langley

Conor McDonagh holds off Jorrell Johnson to score Banbury United's second goal against Kings Langley

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Banbury United maintained their unbeaten run by making it back-to-back victories in the Evo-Stik Southern League.

The Puritans thumped Kings Langley 3-0 in Saturday’s premier division clash at the Banbury Plant Hire Community Stadium.

It was great to get four points from two difficult away trips but these are the games you have to win

Puritans boss Mike Ford

A three-goal blitz in a six-minute spell midway through the first half settled the outcome.

But the opening 20 minutes gave no indication of what was to come.

United broke the deadlock in the 24th minute when George Jeacock was put through and neatly lifted the ball over keeper Danny Boness.

Four minutes later Conor McDonagh was put through by Jack Self and smashed the ball home. Two minutes late Ricky Johnson headed home a corner.

Kings Langley had a lot of the ball in the second half but United were always in control. Except for the final few minutes when the visitors went close on a couple of occasions there was never any danger of United letting them back into the game.

Manager Mike Ford said: “It was great to go and get four points from difficult trips to Kettering Town and Chippenham Town in the space of four days but these are the games we have to win.

“If we want to establish ourselves as a good premier division club we have to win more games than you lose. Fifty points usually keeps you up so my target is to get the points as early as possible.

“If they had scored in the first 15 minutes it could have been tricky. We weren’t fantastic but we passed the ball in patches in the second half.”

And FCord will be looking for his side to make it three on the spin when they entertain Merthyr Town on Tuesday.