JAANAI Gordon scored a late winner as Banbury United maintained their superb run with a 2-1 win over Alvechurch.

The Puritans remain second in the BetVictor Southern League Premier Central table and are now just a point behind leaders Tamworth.

Although Mike Ford’s side have played more games than those around them, their impressive form should not be taken lightly.

A superb solo goal from Giorgio Rasulo gave Banbury the lead on 29 minutes.

The midfielder cut in from the left before firing a 20-yard effort into the corner of the net.

The hosts were unable to find another breakthrough, however, and were made to pay when Kyle Perry equalised with 20 minutes remaining.

But Banbury snatched the points three minutes from time through Gordon.

The striker picked up the ball on the edge of the box, but jinked past three defenders before unleashing a low shot that found the corner of the net.

Wantage Town are now eight points adrift of their nearest rivals at the foot of the table after losing 5-0 to St Neots Town – the side directly above them in the Division 1 West table.

Still without a point, the match looked to be an ideal opportunity to get off the mark for the season against a side who had collected only five points from 13 matches.

However, it was certainly not the case.

Alan Musoke fired the hosts ahead on 19 minutes before Prince Mutswunguma doubled the advantage on the stroke of half-time.

Musoke made it 3-0 20 minutes from time, before completing his hat-trick from the penalty spot four minutes later.

Lee Watkins then hit No 5 to make it another weekend to forget for Wantage.

Kidlington produced one of their best displays of the campaign as they won 3-1 at play-off chasers Coleshill Town.

Anaclet Odhiambo fired the visit-ors into the lead after just two minutes.

Two goals in the final seven minutes of the half from Tom Castle and Jamal Smith fired Kidlington, who started the day with just three teams below them in the table, 3-0 ahead at the break.

George Washbourne reduced the deficit midway through the second period, but Kidlington had done enough to secure victory.

Thame United also collected three points at a rival chasing a top-five place after a 3-2 triumph at Daventry Town.

Jack Tutton put the hosts ahead on 24 minutes, only for Jack Bowen to immediately level.

Tom Ashworth restored Thame’s lead on 57 minutes, but Daventry again equalised when Aaron King found the net on 69 minutes.

But Greg Hackett proved Thame’s hero, volleying home from 18 yards five minutes from time.