Banbury United conceded an injury-time equaliser as they were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Redditch United last night.

However, the Evo-Stik South League Premier Central game was overshadowed by a serious injury to on-loan Sean Whaler.

The Puritans man was stretchered off and will today undergo surgery on a fractured fibula and the displacement of bones in his ankle.

Ravi Shamsi fired Mike Ford's side into a 27th-minute lead.

Banbury were on top but their momentum was disrupted when Whaler went down in the 77th minute.

The on-loan Northampton man received lengthy treatment before being taken to hospital.

Redditch equalised in the second of eight added minutes at full time, Rob Evans volleying in from a well-worked corner.