BANBURY United showed impressive staying power once again as two late goals sent them 14 points clear at the top of Pitching In Southern League Premier Central.

The Puritans looked set to return from Redditch United with a point, only for Victor Sodeinde to open his account for the club five minutes from time.

Lewis Johnson quickly sealed a 2-0 win, Banbury’s seventh in a row.

It puts the pressure back on nearest challengers Coalville Town, who visit Alvechurch tomorrow.

Andy Whing made two changes to his starting line-up, with Harry Reilly and Johnson replacing Jack Finch and Jack Stevens.

The latter had to withdraw from the squad altogether shortly before kick-off and Curtis Green took his place on the substitutes’ bench.

Banbury started well and Chris Wreh fired wide after 14 minutes, before the visitors had two big chances midway through the half.

Ben Acquaye sent an effort just past the post, with Henry Landers shooting off target when he raced clear shortly after.

It was the forward’s last action as he was forced off with an injury on the half-hour mark, Sodeinde coming on in his place.

The substitute drove wide shortly before the break as the sides went in level.

It remained goalless as the hour mark came and went, before Finch replaced Reilly in Banbury’s first change.

As full-time inched closer a stalemate was on the cards, only for Sodeinde to make the difference.

It was one of the easiest goals he will score in a Banbury shirt, with the striker converting a driven cross from close range.

The visitors would have been forgiven for shutting up shop, but instead they pushed forward and sealed victory.

The route to goal was similar, as Johnson met a cross from the left perfectly to head home.