Banbury held by Boston, North Leigh beaten + Southern League round-up

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Banbury United manager Andy Whing Picture: Bradley Collyer/PA Wire
Banbury United manager Andy Whing Picture: Bradley Collyer/PA Wire

BANBURY United drew 0-0 with ten-man Boston United to continue their unbeaten start to the Vanarama National League North season.

Visiting captain Luke Shiels was dismissed for a second yellow card on the hour mark, but the Puritans were unable to find a winner.

A crowd of 812 at the Banbury Plant Hire Community Stadium saw Jack Harding make a great save from Tom Platt early on, before Jack Stevens headed wide.

Banbury looked to make the most of their numerical advantage in the final half an hour and they increased the pressure, but the former Football League side held on.

In the Pitching In Southern League, North Leigh went down 4-2 at home to Winchester City to fall to the bottom of Premier South.

Levi Steele put the Millers in front after 12 minutes but their opponents struck three times before the break.

Winchester made it 4-1 midway through the second half to complete the victory, with Steele grabbing another for himself moments later.

North Leigh are still waiting for their first points in Premier South after suffering three straight defeats.

Thame United got off the mark in Division 1 Central as goals from David Pearce and Adam Smith secured a 2-1 win at Cirencester Town.

It was a disappointing evening for Didcot Town, brought back down to earth with a 4-0 thrashing by visitors Berkhamsted, and Kidlington, who lost 2-0 at Aylesbury United.