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FOOTBALL: Last-gasp Cross blunder so costly
10:00am Monday 1st October 2012 in Headlines
A mistake from goalkeeper Tom Cross four minutes into injury time means Banbury United must replay with Wimborne tomorrow night.
Leading 1-0 in the first qualifying-round clash, Banbury seemed desitined for the next round, only for Cross to drop a free-kick and allow substitute Steve Smith to fire in the equaliser from close range.
Banbury , who gave a return debut to Wayne Blossom in defence after he rejoined the previous day from Oxford City, started the stronger, with Luke Cray’s snapshot tipped around a post by Wimborne keeper Jason Harvell.
Harvell denied Adeylinka Talabi before the Puritans finally made the breakthrough.
Picking up the ball wide on the left, Igor Coronado cut inside before curling a superb right-foot shot around Harvell and into the top corner of the net.
Banbury kept up their dominance after the break, but faileld to add to their tally.
And they paid the price four minutes into injury time when Cross’s error allowed Smith to clinch that late leveller.
Banbury Utd: Cross, Cray (Howell 46), Martin, Blossom, Ashton, Agyeman-Prempeh, Polk, Fry (Plowright 60), Woodley (Lorraine 86), Talabi, Coronado. Subs (not used) Sage, Lunzitisa.