Oxford City kicked off the new year as they ended the last, with an entertaining game against Slough Town.

Goals from Elliot Benyon and George Harmon, who scored in the sides' clash a week ago, bookended strikes by Slough’s Josh Jackman and Matt Lench.

City fall to third in Vanarama National League South, with Maidstone United and Ebbsfleet United leapfrogging them.

Oxford United loanee Tyler Goodrham tested Ben Dudzinski with the only real chance of the early exchanges, before Joe Iaciofano had a strike disallowed for offside.

City soon had the opener as Elliot Benyon grabbed a slightly less spectacular effort than his Boxing Day 60-yarder, heading home a pinpoint Josh Ashby cross.

The visitors looked good to stay top of the table, but a spirited second-half fightback ensued.

Both goals came from long throws, as Jackman and then Matt Lench turned the tables.

City had been relatively quiet since the break, but Slough sat back and paid the price 13 minutes from time.

Harmon grabbed the equaliser, finding the top corner from a tough angle as the visitors claimed a point.

Banbury United won 2-0 at Alvechurch to go 11 points clear at the top of Pitching In Southern League Premier Central.

Morgan Roberts and Henry Landers struck in the second half to seal a sixth successive victory in front of a large travelling support.

It came as the Puritans' closest rivals, Coalville Town, lost 5-1 at Rushall Olympic.

Banbury can stretch the gap to 14 points when they host Redditch United tomorrow (3pm).

In Division 1 Central, North Leigh scored three late goals to win 4-1 at Didcot Town.

James Glover cancelled out Conor McDonagh’s strike, but Jordan Thomas, Roger James and McDonagh sealed victory.

Kidlington beat Wantage Town 3-2, the winner coming when visiting goalkeeper Joe Gorman spilled the ball into his own net and was sent off for his protests.

Tom Griffiths and Harry Horeau put the hosts 2-0 up, before James Hammond and Shaquille Ishmael replied.

Harry Mepham scored as Thame United drew 1-1 with AFC Dunstable.