Puritans cruise into next round after facile win

Banbury United have been used to playing twice a week for the majority of the season and now they face at least one more midweek game.

Wednesday, 9th November 2016, 2:05 pm
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 3:37 pm
George Jeacock got Banbury United's second goal at North Leigh

That will come in the Evo-Stik Southern League Cup after the Puritans beat North Leigh 2-0 in Tuesday’s second round tie.

For the third consecutive game manager Mike Ford named an unchanged side.

United soon had the better of the game and as the first half developed became more dominant. United took a deserved lead in the 35th minute when Darius Browne’s shot from the edge of the area found the far corner of the net.

United dominated the tie and should have made the game safe long before they did in the 82nd minute when Zac McEachran released substitute George Jeacock on the right of the area and the on-loan Oxford United striker beat keeper Emmanuel Agboola to find the far corner of the net.

Ford knows his side are a danger on the road and after Saturday’s success at Cirencester Town said: “At home, some teams like to sit deep against us and make it difficult for us to break them down.

“We built on what we did on Tuesday, scoring four more goals away from home. We looked such a threat going forward, we kept pressing.

“It was a high energy performance and that’s how I like my teams to play.”