JANNAI Gordon notched an eight-minute hat-trick as Banbury United dispatched Leiston to return to second in the BetVictor Southern League Premier Division Central.

The Puritans got off to the perfect start as they beat their lowly opponents 5-1, with Gordon pressuring a home defender into miskicking into his own goal.

Mike Ford’s men weathered some Leiston chances to get to half-time 1-0 up.

And they turned it on in the second half, John Mills latching onto a through ball to finish clinically after 58 minutes.

Five minutes later, Gordon grabbed the limelight when he blocked the goalkeeper’s clearance and tapped in from close range.

His second came after 66 minutes as he turned Connor Roberts’ cross home with a brilliant diving header.

Gordon completed the rout when he picked up a loose ball and drove into the net, with Leiston scoring a stoppage-time consolation.

In Division 1 Central, Wantage Town’s miserable season experienced another low in their 8-0 home defeat to Corby Town.

The Alfredians found themselves 1-0 down after just three minutes, thanks to Elliott Sandy’s volley.

He doubled the lead on 17 minutes, before Callum Westwood and Jake Duffy made it four before half-time.

Wantage shut out the visitors until midway through the second half when James Ireland’s strike reopened the floodgates.

Robbie Parsons notched Corby’s sixth, before Sandy completed his hat-trick and John Dean scored a late eighth.

Daniel West grabbed a 92nd-minute equaliser to rescue a 2-2 draw for Thame United against Barton Rovers at the ASM Stadium.

Jamie Essex headed the hosts in front after six minutes, but the visitors scored either side of half-time to lead.

Thame were seemingly heading for defeat, until West popped up in the penalty area to stab home at the death.

Didcot Town picked up a much-needed three points with a 1-0 win at home to Biggleswade.

George Gilmore’s 55th-minute strike made the difference, firing a loose ball into the net for his first goal for the Railwaymen.

The victory sees Didcot rise two places to 16th.

Kidlington’s game at home to AFC Dunstable and North Leigh’s match against Welwyn Garden City at Eynsham Park were both postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.