BANBURY United beat Bromsgrove Sporting 3-1 to break a 60-year club record.

The Puritans have started the season with a 14-game unbeaten run, surpassing their previous best of 13 matches.

That was set back in 1961, when the club were called Banbury Spencer.

Manager Andy Whing said: “I’ve never been on a run like this, and I haven’t seen many.

“It’s a remarkable achievement.

“But we can’t get carried away, we’re taking it one game at a time.”

Former Oxford United youngster Jack Stevens scored inside the first 60 seconds to give Whing’s side the perfect start.

Connor Taylor equalised after ten minutes and hit the post moments later as the visitors were forced to weather the storm.

Chris Wreh had a penalty saved by Akos Onodi five minutes before the break, only to quickly make amends.

The goalkeeper shovelled the spot-kick behind for a corner and the Puritans striker bundled home from the resulting set-piece.

In an entertaining second half the next goal was crucial and it fell to Banbury, Ben Acquaye giving the visitors a two-goal lead.

The Puritans are third in Pitching In Southern League Premier Central, seven points off leaders Peterborough Sports with two games in hand.

They are aiming to create more history on Saturday, when Vanarama National League South side Bath City stand between them and a place in the Emirates FA Cup first round.

Elsewhere, it was a frustrating evening for Oxfordshire’s sides in Division 1 Central.

North Leigh could not extend their advantage at the summit, losing 2-1 to visitors AFC Dunstable.

The Millers were 2-0 down before Lance Williams struck 11 minutes from time, but they were unable to salvage a point.

Wantage Town conceded four goals in the opening 25 minutes at home to Aylesbury United and went on to lose 5-1.

Meanwhile, Thame United’s seven-match unbeaten run came to an end with a 3-0 defeat at Bedford Town.