OXFORD City fell to their second defeat in three Vanarama National League South home matches as Eastbourne Borough ran out 2-0 winners.

Charlie Kendall’s double handed victory to the visitors as David Oldfield’s side fell to fourth in the table.

Kie Plumley signed on a month’s loan from Oxford United the night before the game due to a Ben Dudzinski injury and he conceded nine minutes into his debut.

Indecision from the young goalkeeper allowed Kendall to beat him to a hopeful long ball and tap into an empty net.

City took time to settle and visiting goalkeeper Lee Worgan made an incredible save with his legs to deny Lewis Coyle.

The home side’s best chance, however, fell to Elliot Benyon, who inexplicably parried wide after a Coyle shot was parried out to him.

He was forced to rue that miss as only two minutes later the Sussex outfit doubled the lead, Kendall finding the top corner from outside the box.

City lacked a clinical edge at the start of the second half, although Plumley made a confidence-boosting stop to deny Kendall a hat-trick.

Joe Iaciofano had a late shot turned around the post by Worgan, before Harmon’s cross dribbled narrowly wide off the toe of Trent Mahorn.

Banbury United battled to a 2-0 win at Stourbridge to go 16 points clear at the top of Pitching In Southern League Premier Central.

Joe Hull’s first-half own goal was followed by Lewis Johnson’s effort after the break.

The Puritans somehow kept a clean sheet, despite Stourbridge hitting the post twice, having two shots cleared off the line and seeing a goal disallowed.

In Division 1 Central, North Leigh climbed to third after Conor McDonagh’s goal from halfway earned them a 1-1 draw at Berkhamsted.

David Pearce’s strike gave Thame United a 1-0 win at Wantage Town, who are now bottom after Colney Heath won 1-0 at Didcot Town.

Kidlington’s trip to AFC Dunstable was washed out.