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FOOTBALL:: Banbury denied by injury-time penalty
9:00am Monday 4th March 2013 in Sport
Banbury United had to settle for a 1-1 draw, having been denied what they felt was a cast-iron penalty in injury-time of their match at home to Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division strugglers Bedworth on Saturday.
With the scores level, Banbury's Chris Lait took the ball down the right and cut in to the penalty area, only to be brought down.
But, the match officials saw it differently and no penalty was given.
Although Banbury could feel aggrie-ved, Bedworth deserved to take something from the game.
The Puritans went in front in the 13th minute when Michael Hopkins picked up the ball inside the Bedworth half. He took it through to the visitors’ penalty area where he slotted past former Banbury keeper Andy Kemp for a great individual goal.
After the break, Bedworth began to dominate the game.
Tom Lorraine’s header looked destined for the back of the net, but Banbury keeper Warren Carter pushed it behind for a corner. This signalled a heavy spell of pressure from Bedworth.
Their deserved equaliser came in the 85th minute when Tom Bates fired a free-kick from just outside the penalty area over the wall and past Carter into into the goal.
Banbury Utd: Carter, Cray, R Plowright, Ashton, Ryan, Martin, (Dumbleton 84), Lait, W Plowright, Skendi, Isaac (Otobo 46), Hopkins. Sub not used: N Shariff.