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Banbury United's Jacob Walcott takes on Paulton Rovers Clayton Green at Spencer Stadium

Teale grabs late winner to leave Puritans pointless

Banbury United slipped further from safety after a smash and grab raid by Paulton Rovers in Saturday’s Evo-Stik Southern League clash at Spencer Stadium.

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California Chrome is a worthy favourite for richest race

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Marathon des sables runner Fran King NNL-150325-093112001

‘Toughest footrace on earth’ trial for Fran

One of the most gruelling races on earth will be the next challenge for a part-time firefighter from Hook Norton.

Banbury United manager Paul Davis

Puritans playing catch up as they look to close gap

Banbury United manager Paul Davis is fully aware his side must win their two games in hand over relegation rivals Arlesey Town to have any chance of getting above the Bedfordshire club.

Steve Brooker has guided Banbury to promotion

Banbury are promoted and aim to go up as champions

Banbury’s excellent run during the second half of their South Premier Hockey League campaign was rewarded with promotion on Saturday.

Banbury Bulls  Simon Brand takes on Old Yardleians Carl Bucknall at Bodicote Park

Kerr looks for repeat display

Banbury Bulls head coach James Kerr will be looking for another disciplined performance at Pinley in Saturday’s Midlands Two West South fixture.

Harry Rhodes of Tudor Photography went down to Compton galliops to capture AP McCoy riding work on Cantlow. He is pictured with Mollington trainer Paul Webber, with Fran Nimmo (Run On Sterling), Luke Watson (Dashing Over), AP McCoy (Cantlow) and Danny Hannig (Tindaro)

Cantlow set for a second tilt at Irish Grand National

Champion jockey AP McCoy will ride Cantlow in one more piece of work next week ahead of the Boylesports Irish Grand National.

Ardley manager Kevin Brock was disappointed with the way his side exited the Oxon Senior Cup

Davis glad to reach final but Brock disappointed with performance

Banbury United manager Paul Davis was relieved to see his side let-off the hook by Ardley United and was pleased to reach the Oxon Senior Cup final.

Davis happy to get through despite making hard work of it video

Despite seeing his side reach the Oxon Senior Cup final, Banbury United manager Paul Davis was annoyed the semi-final tie with Ardley United went to extra-time.

Nathaniel Lewars grabbed the extra-time for the Puritans against Ardley

Lewars’ extra-time winner sends Puritans through

Substitute Nathaniel Lewars grabbed the extra-time winner as Banbury United finally saw off holders Ardley United 4-3 in Tuesday’s Oxon Senior Cup semi-final.

Banbury United's Jordan Green takes on the Biggleswade Town defence. Photo: David Shadbolt

Davis happy to keep a clean sheet at relegation rivals

Banbury United manager Paul Davis saw his side keep a welcome clean sheet at Biggleswade Town but one point was hardly enough at this stage of the Evo-Stik Southern League season.

Brackley Town's  Roddy Collins challenges North Ferriby United's Russell Fry at St James Park

Brady relieved to see losing run come to an end

Brackley Town boss Jon Brady admitted his side really needed all three points against North Ferriby United but was glad to see their four-match losing run come to an end.

Banbury Bulls' John Fox is tackled by Old Yardleians' James Hendrick at Bodicote Park

Bulls produce top brand of rugby

Twickenham wasn’t the only place where the points were being racked up on Saturday.

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Might Bite can go close for Henderson at Newbury

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Leigh Bedwell kept a clean sheet for Banbury United at Biggleswade Town

Point for plucky Puritans but they lose more ground

Banbury United picked up a point in Saturday’s Evo-Stik Southern League stalemate at Biggleswade Town but, with relegation rivals Arlesey Town winning at Chesham United, the gap opened further.

Brackley Town goalscorer Greg Kaziboni takes on North Ferriby United's Sam Topliss at St James Park

Kaziboni earns a point as Saints end losing sequence

Brackley Town ended a run of four straight Vanarama Conference North defeats by picking up a welcome point in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with North Ferriby United.

Brackley Town chairman Francis Oliver at St James Park

SOS from Saints in bid to beat the drop

Brackley Town manager Jon Brady and chairman Francis Oliver have issued rallying calls to the town’s supporters.

All change at Spencer Stadium

Supporters Club is ready to take over the Puritans

Talks are ongoing to change the ownership of Banbury United and the deal could be done before the end of the season.

Kynan Isaac has extended his loan until the end of the season

Winning is the name of the game for Davis

Banbury United manager Paul Davis admits every game is now one which his struggling side have got to try and win as time begins to run out.

Sadie Lapper has guided Banbury to promotion and the title after rivals slipped up

Banbury promoted as title rivals lose ground

Banbury clinched promotion to division two of the South Clubs Women’s Hockey League in emphatic style.

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Indian Stream can return from long absence with a win

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Shipston are runners-up following final victory

Shipston-on-Stour finished runners-up in the Banbury Indoor Cricket League after they beat Broughton & North Newington by 82 runs on the final night of the division one campaign.

Troy Bryan hit Ardley United's late winner at Bracknell Town

Bryan winner keeps Ardley run going

A late strike from Troy Bryan saw Ardley United register their ninth successive victory with a 1-0 win at Bracknell Town in Tuesday’s UHLSport Hellenic League clash.

Jon Gardner grabbed the late winner as Ardley United moved into the semi-finals

Gardner pops up to put Ardley into the last four

Jon Gardner grabbed the late winner as Ardley United progressed to the semi-finals of the Bluefin Insurance Challenge Cup with Saturday’s 1-0 victory at North Leigh Reserves.

Saints play their part but miss out again

Brackley Town’s poor run continued with a 3-1 defeat at Guiseley in Saturday’s Vanarama Conference North clash.

World champion Lewis Hamilton made a winning start to his title defence

F1: Another Mercedes one-two in Australian Grand Prix

Mercedes AMG Petronas began the new F1 season in similar fashion to the last one, by recording another one-two in Melbourne on Sunday.

Sandford seal title but are given a scare

Sandford St Martin clinched the division one title in the Banbury Indoor Cricket League on Tuesday.

Ade Talabi and Tom Ryan look on as Corby Town deal with a corner against Banbury United NNL-150316-113917002

Puritans fail to dent Steelmen’s title tilt

Banbury United’s slim hopes of Evo-Stik Southern League survival got even slimmer after Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at title chasers Corby Town.

Edgcote trainer Ben Case saddled Croco Bay to come third at Cheltenham

Croco Bay comes third at Cheltenham for Case

Croco Bay ran into a place on the final day of the Cheltenham Festival for Edgcote trainer Ben Case.

Southern League Premier action from Banbury United against Slough Town at Spencer Stadium. Pictured, Josh Shama and Billy Jeffreys NNL-141025-201541009

League ruling says United should replay fixture

The Southern League have ruled Banbury United should replay their fixture with Slough Town after it was abandoned earlier in the season.

Banbury Bulls' Joe Mills steps inside his marker at Old Leamingtonians. Photo: Simon Grieve

Coach looks to the long-term

Head coach James Kerr admits that injuries to key players has hampered his side’s chances since Christmas but believes it will help Banbury Bulls in the long term.

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Festival Pointers: Time could be right for Holywell in Gold Cup

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Festival Pointers: Monksland can reward each way support

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Banbury United's Marvin Martin clears the ball from Chippenham Town's Matt Coupe at Spencer Stadium

Davis remains defiant over United’s fight to stay up

Banbury United manager Paul Davis remains defiant despite seeing his side’s slim chances of staying up all but ended at the weekend.

Banbury's James Long beats Henley's Tony Gaze to the ball

Banbury hit Henley for six as they close gap on leaders

Having closed the gap on South Premier Hockey League leaders Henley, Banbury will face another tough test at Marlow on Saturday.

Pendra and Killala Quay ran on the opening day for Charlie Longsdon

Cheltenham Festival: Pendra out of the frame on opening day

Chipping Norton trainer Charlie Longsdon saw Pendra finish fifth on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival.

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Festival Pointers: Sire De Grugy can retain crown despite stronger opposition

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Banbury Bulls' Simon Brand tries to break through at Old Leamingtonians. Photo: Simon Grieve

Kerr’s changes pay off as Bulls bounce back

Head coach James Kerr rang the changes as Banbury Bulls recovered to get back to winning ways at Old Leamingtonians.

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Festival Pointers: Faugheen can extend unbeaten run in Champion Hurdle

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Edgcote trainer Ben Case enjoyed a double at Leicester

Case enjoys double at Leicester as trainers hit form

Banburyshire trainers have hit form leading up to the Cheltenham Festival.

John Kelley with his book NNL-150226-183408001

Zimbabwe golf deal for author

Former Banbury journalist John Kelley has written a history book of golf in Zimbabwe, which has been invited for inclusion in the US Golf Association research library.

Deflated Davis has no defence for Puritans’ performance video

Banbury United manager Paul Davis offered no defence for his side’s 4-2 defeat against Chippenham Town in Saturday’s Evo-Stik Southern League clash at Spencer Stadium.

Brackley Town's Will Green challenges for the ball against Chorley's Mark Ross and Matt Flynn at St James Park

Simm sends Saints slipping to another defeat

Brackley Town have won just once in their last eight outings in Vanarama Conference North.

Banbury United's Tom Ryan tests Chippenham Town keeper Kent Kauppinen at Spencer Stadium

Poor performance sends Puritans closer to relegation

Banbury United slipped closer to relegation following Saturday’s 4-2 defeat against Chippenham Town.

F1: Haas target 2016 debut from Banbury base

The new Formula 1 season gets under way next weekend in Australia with Mercedes AMG Petronas looking to retain their FIA constructors’ title.

Arlesey Town keeper Nick Thompson clears from Banbury United skipper Tom Ryan. Photo: Guy Wills

Davis sticks to belief that home form will save Puritans

Despite winning just three times at Spencer Stadium, Banbury United boss Paul Davis still believes it will be his side’s home form which keeps the club up.

Longsdon gearing up for another busy Festival video

Chipping Norton trainer Charlie Longsdon looks to be in for another busy Cheltenham Festival.

John Fox tries to find a gap for Banbury Bulls against Old Laurentians at Bodicote Park

Young guns give coach plenty of positives for the future

Head coach James Kerr will be able to recall some of his more experienced players for Saturday’s trip to lowly Old Leamingtonians.

Banbury United's Carl Tappin challenges Arlesey Town's James Sage. Photo: Guy Wills

Isaac looks likely to miss Chippenham game for Puritans

Banbury United boss Paul Davis looks certain to be without on-loan Luton Town winger Kynan Isaac for Saturday’s Evo-Stik Southern League clash with Chippenham Town.

Stockport County keeper Danny Hurst thwarts Brackley Town's David Moyo and Ryan Austin at St James Park

Saints slip to another defeat as pressure increases

A solitary goal from Jack Ryan sent Brackley Town tumbling to a 1-0 defeat at St James Park where Stockport County took the points in Saturday’s Vanarama Conference North clash.

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