Stein rues key decisions

Banbury United boss Edwin Stein remains confident his side can still achive a top ten finish despite Saturday’s defeat against Gosport Borough.

Rory Williams completed a hat-trick as Gosport won 4-2 at Spencer Stadium to extend their unbeaten Evo-Stik League Southern run to 17 games. Nabil Shariiff and Scott Bridges were on target for United but Stein was not happy with Gosport’s opening two goals.

Stein said: “We dominated the game for the first 25 minutes but the penalty decision changed the game completely. Wayne Blossom was fouled for their second goal and when you get decisions like that it’s bound to affect the mind set of the players.

“Nabil’s goal came at the right time for us but we conceded a really poor goal after the restart. We finished the game strongly and if we could have nicked another goal it may have been different.”

Tonight’s (Monday) Birmingham Senior Cup quarter-final at Coventry Sphinx has been postponed because of the weather.

More on United in this week’s Banbury Guardian.