FOOTBALL: Penalty miss so costly for Banbury

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Banbury United failed to build on an early lead as they went down to a disappointing 3-1 defeat at Chesham in the Evo-Stik League Premier Division.

The Puritans, who were looking to make it three wins on the spin, were given the perfect start after only three minutes. Kynan Isaac crossed for Tom Lorraine to clip the ball into the far corner past Shane Gore in the Chesham goal.

However, it was all square two minutes later when Chris Watters slipped the ball home after good work from Scott McGleish.

Banbury’s Wayne Blossom had a header was cleared off the line, before they should have retaken the lead when Isaac was fouled by Andrew Fagan.

However, Adeylinka Talabi saw his spot kick well-saved by Gore.

And Banbury were made to pay when the unmarked Tony Little tapped home at the far post to put Chesham ahead.

Six minutes before half-time, Banbury’s woes continued when a repeat chance fell to Little who again tapped home at the far post to put the home side 3-1 up.

Chesham almost went 4-1 ahead in time added on, but Harold Agyeman-Prempeh cleared off the line.

After the break, the majority of chances fell to Banbury, but they failed to put them away.

And Chesham should have added to the visitors’ misery on 67 minutes, but McGleish mis-kicked with the empty goal in front of him.

A minute later, Talabi saw his diving header went just wide from an Issac cross, but Banbury were left to reflect on that missed penalty.

Banbury Utd: Coleman, Cray, Martin, Blossom, Ashton, Agyeman-Prempeh, Lorraine (Lunzitisa 86), Bridges (Dumbleton 74), Skendi, Isaac, Talabi (Plowright 90). Subs not used Jackson, Fry.

Attendance: 298.

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