BANBURY United conceded late to bow out of the Pitching In Southern League Challenge Cup at the quarter-final stage.

Rackeem Reid scored with a minute left to give visitors Rushall Olympic a 3-2 win over the much-changed Puritans.

It came after Banbury twice led the last-eight tie, through goals from Morgan Roberts and Victor Sodeinde.

Andy Whing made a host of changes from the weekend win at Stourbridge, with centre back James Golding making his debut after his loan move from Oxford United was confirmed earlier in the day.

The sides were evenly-matched in the first half and only separated by a moment of class from the Premier Central pace-setters.

Giorgio Rasulo unlocked the Rushall defence with a brilliant pass to Roberts, who lifted the ball over goalkeeper Tom Palmer.

The visitors had chances to equalise either side of the break and Jack Harding made a brave stop to deny Reid at the back post.

The Rushall forward went close again, while Sodeinde hit the bar, but the away side levelled midway through the half when Tyler Lyttle finished a neat move.

Banbury were back in front two minutes later, Sodeinde dispatching a penalty, only for the flurry of goals to continue when Callum Coyle headed home.

There was nothing to choose between the sides as full-time approach and Reid made the difference, converting Reece Mitchell’s cross to seal victory for the visitors.

Elsewhere, Didcot Town missed the chance to close in on the Division 1 Central play-off places as they lost 2-0 at home to Berkhamsted.

The Railwaymen contained their high-flying opponents until five minutes before the break, when former Luton Town man Adam Watkins fired past Leigh Bedwell.

The Didcot goalkeeper, who was excellent all night, brought down Reece Robins in the closing seconds to give Berkhamsted the chance to seal victory.

Chayce Grant made it 2-0 from the penalty spot and the Railwaymen remain ninth in the table.