BANBURY United moved to within a point of the BetVictor Southern League Premier Division leaders after a 1-0 win against struggling St Ives Town on Saturday.

Mike Ford’s side started brightly and midway through the opening period almost took the lead when Giorgio Rasulo’s shot struck a post.

They made the breakthrough four minutes before half-time when a John Mills cross fell to Jannai Gordon, who made no mistake.

The win sees Banbury just one point off Tamworth at the top of the table.

North Leigh just failed to pull off a superb comeback in their Division 1 Central game at AFC Dunstable, going down 4-3.

The Millers trailed 2-0 at the break after strikes from Ryan Frater and Nathan Frater.

Ryan Frater increased the lead, only for Tyriq Hunte to pull a goal back.

Tony Burnett looked to have wrapped up the points when he made it 4-1 with just over 20 minutes remaining.

But Henry Landers reduced the deficit with ten minutes to go.

Five minutes later Callum McNish made it 4-3, but North Leigh were unable to find an equaliser.

Basement side Wantage Town went down 4-1 at Daventry Town, but gave their rivals plenty to think about.

Jack Bowen fired the hosts in front five minutes before half-time, but Trevor Mutero levelled four minutes after the break.

However, Bowen restored the lead on 68 minutes and further efforts from Aaron King on 78 and Bowen’s hat-trick strike with ten minutes to go wrapped up the points.

Didcot Town were beaten 5-1 at Coleshill Town.

Ollie Thomas scored their goal from the penalty spot, but the damage had already been done as George Washbourne hit a hat-trick to add to strikes from Nehemia Zazi and Luke Keen.

Kidlington lost 4-1 at Welwyn Garden City.

The visitors trailed 4-0 at half-time after goals from Charlie Payne, Callum Stead, Elliot Bailey and Eusebio Da Silva.

Lewis Coyle replied in the 86th minute, but the game was already over.