12 Oct 2021 - 7:45 pm
Half Time: 1-2
Bromsgrove Sporting
1 : 3
Banbury United
Full Time
Ruebyn Ricardo (Leicester)
Bromsgrove Sporting
Banbury United
2' 0:1 Goal
Jack Stevens
Connor Taylor
Goal 1:1 12'
Connor Taylor
Jack Newell
Yellow Card 20'
Jack Newell
Connor Taylor
Yellow Card 24'
Connor Taylor
42' 1:2 Goal
Chris Wreh
52' Yellow Card
Thomas Sharpe
Cody Fisher
Yellow Card 53'
Cody Fisher
Will Shorrock
Substitute 58'
In:Will Shorrock
Out:Cameron Ebbutt
Demetri Brown
Substitute 63'
In:Demetri Brown
Out:Jack Newell
73' 1:3 Goal
Benjamin Acquaye
78' Substitute
In:Harry Reilly
Out:Jack Stevens
89' Substitute
In:Ethan Johnston
Out:Benjamin Acquaye

Bromsgrove Sporting 1 (C. Taylor 12')
Banbury United 3 (Stevens 2', Wreh 42', Acquaye 74')

Banbury United continued their unbeaten start to the season on Tuesday evening, with a 3-1 victory at Bromsgrove Sporting.

Jack Stevens headed Banbury into the lead after just two minutes, before Connor Taylor equalised 10 minutes later.

A Chris Wreh goal three minutes before half time gave the Puritans the upper hand once more, with Ben Acquaye completing the scoring in the 74th minute.

The deadlock was broken early on; some haphazard Sporting defending eventually led to the visitors having a corner. This was whipped into the area, with Stevens on hand to confidently head home.

Sporting wouldn't have to wait long for the equaliser though, as a decent move forward was capped off by Taylor striking low into the net, scoring his second goal in as many games.

Taylor almost doubled his tally for the evening four minutes later, but he could only volley Cameron Ebbutt's free kick just wide of the goal.

It was a lively end to the first half; firstly, Wreh had a 40th minute penalty saved by Akos Onodi after James Mace committed a foul in the box. However, just two minutes later, Sporting were once again unable to defend a corner, as a ball into the box eventually fell to the feet of Wreh, who atoned for his spotkick miss by slamming in from two yards.

Stevens almost bagged his second of the evening six minutes into the second half, but his shot from a corner pinged the crossbar and went out. Wreh also almost recorded a brace soon after, but saw his shot merely flash across the goalmouth.

Taylor had a golden opportunity to pull Sporting level with a little over 20 minutes left; he controlled a great ball into the box but could only shoot straight at Banbury keeper Jack Harding.

The scoring was complete with 16 minutes remaining - the Puritans attacked a forlorn Sporting defence, with Acquaye hammering home from close range to extend the lead.

The game petered out thereafter, with the away team running out the winners. Next up for both sides are their respective Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round Qualifying matches on Saturday.

Entertainment Rating: 4/5
Player of the Match: Morgan Roberts (Banbury United)
Attendance: 645


Bromsgrove Sporting
Banbury United
Off Target 3
On Target 6
On Target 10
Off Target 6
2 Yellow Cards 1
8 Corners 4
12 Fouls 12
1 Offsides 5
9 Shots 16
6 Shots on Goal 10
1 Goals 3
Bromsgrove Sporting
Banbury United