BANBURY United booked their place in the first round of the Emirates FA Cup for the second season running, writes George Rickwood.

Kelvin Langmead scored the only goal to beat Vanarama National League South side Bath City at Spencer Stadium.

The visitors began on top, keeping possession well and hemming the United defence in.

A rare breakaway from the Puritans created the best chance of the early exchanges.

The ball broke in the box for Ben Acquaye for what seemed like an easy tap-in, however an excellent last ditch block kept the scores level.

Banbury grew in confidence as the first period went on, but chances were in short supply at both ends and it seemed a scoreless half was inevitable.

That is until Chris Wreh, Banbury’s brightest player of the half, made space for an effort that former Oxford United goalkeeper Ryan Clarke could only parry.

Langmead took advantage after a goalmouth scramble to send the 1,535-strong Spencer Stadium crowd into raptures just before the break.

The Puritans maintained their momentum in the second half with early efforts from Harry Reilly and Morgan Roberts.

Bath’s fightback was feeble and far too late, with quality opportunities not presenting themselves.