10:00am Monday 9th September 2013
Redditch United 2
(Headley pen 41, 71)
Banbury United 3
(Isaac 37, Bridges pen 62, 72)
Scott Bridges bagged a brace as Banbury United won at Redditch United in the Calor League Premier Division.
Banbury signed goalkeeper Leigh Bedwell on a month’s loan from Swindon Town on the eve of the game as a replacement for Ben McNamara, who is bound for Northampton Town.
And he was quickly into the action to deny Jamie Molyneux.
Banbury enjoyed a good spell with Adeyinka Talabi’s header being scrambled away by Sam Hornby, who then pulled off a good save from Kynan Isaac’s long-range drive.
Banbury’s pressure was rewarded in the 37th minute when Isaac surged inside the penalty area before shooting past Hornby.
Redditch levelled four minutes later. Edwin Ahenkorah was brought down inside the penalty area, and Harvey Headley sent Bedwell the wrong way from the spot.
Isaac almost struck again early in the second half when his shot from just outside the penalty area was turned onto a post by Hornby.
Banbury restored their lead just after the hour mark when Bridges blasted home a penalty after Ryan was pushed inside the penalty area .
Redditch equalised on 71 minutes when Headley turned in a cross from Jermaine Hylton from close range.
But within a minute, Bridges grabbed his second, meeting Aaron Morgan’s left-wing cross with a diving header from ten yards out.
Banbury Utd: Bedwell, Cray, Mbamarah, Bridges, Blossom, Ryan, Morgan, Martin, Talabi (Menezes 80), Isaac, Pinto. Subs not used: Baines, Abrahams, McNulty, Soetan.
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