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FOOTBALL: Banbury bashed at home again
10:00am Monday 18th February 2013 in Headlines
Banbury United had no answer to Hitchin’s in-form striker John Frendo, who scored his second hat-trick in as many Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division games on Saturday, in their 4-0 vicroy.
This was the second successive home game in which the Puritans had conceded four goals.
Frendo nodded his first past helpless keeper Warren Carter in the 34th minute, and five minutes later headed in the second from a corner.
Banbury rallied at the start of the second half, with Scott Bridges shooting straight at the keeper from Michael Hopkins’s cross.
But the game was effectively over when the unmarked Luke Gregson headed in No 3 for Hitchin.
Banbury’s embarrassment was completed two minutes later when Frendo completed his hat-trick.
Banbury Utd: Carter, Cray, Martin, Ashton (Agyeman-Prempeh 75), Allen, Plowright, Scott Bridges, Bailey (Lait 65), Shariff (Skendi 65), Isaac, Hopkins. Subs not used: Plowright, Blossom.