DESPITE taking the lead, Banbury United had to settle for a 1-1 draw in their Premier Division game at to St Neots

The Puritans took the lead in the 31st minute, when Elliot Sandy, after a one-two with Jefferson Louis, fed Conor McDonagh, who fired home from eight yards.

Dion Sembie-Ferris forced Banbury keeper Jack Harding into a fine save just before half-time as St Neots came more into the game.

Then Louis was unlucky when his bullet header smashed against the bar.

The visitors deservedly equalised in the 54th minute.

Banbury failed to clear a long

throw-in, which went straight to Dylan Williams who struck the ball home from the edge of the six-yard box.

Both sides had a great chance to snatch a winner.

The hosts’ best effort came when Louis’s header looked destined for the back of the net, but St Neots keeper Mike Emery pulled off an excellent save.

Banbury Utd: Harding, Hawtin, Westbrook (Bradbury 58), Nash, Johnson, Carnell, Sandy (Howards 82), Finch, Louis, McDonagh (Self 72), Winters. Subs not used: Wise, Peake-Pijnen.

Attendance: 336.

l Farnborough Town's failure to fulfil their FA Trophy second qualifying round replay at Banbury United last Tuesday, will be considered by the FA today.

The Hampshire side, who were unable to field a side after several players were caught up in traffic jams, have been asked to give their explanation to the FA’s National Game Board.

Piers McGlynn starred as North Leigh recorded a 3-1 victory at home to the West Division’s bottom club Bishops Cleeve.

McGlynn, one of three new players in John Brough’s side having been brought up from the club’s Hellenic League side, scored one goal and was involved in their other two.

North Leigh also fielded midfielder Lee Marshall, who joined from Swindon Supermarine, and striker Jamal Lawrence, signed on a dual registration with Vanarama National League South side Hungerford Town

The hosts took the lead in the 25th minute, when McGlynn’s cross was hit home first time by Matt Grabe.

Their chances were further boosted when Cleeve centre-back Jordan Staten was sent off in first-half injury time for a foul on Lee Marshall.

The Millers doubled their lead after 49 minutes when Marshall swept the ball out to George Seacole, who delivered a pinpoint cross for McGlynn to head home from five yards.

The visitors hit back with a quality goal in the 69th minute, when Ben Tunnicliff headed home a free-kick from from his brother Will.

However, North Leigh sealed the result in the 84th minute, when visiting keeper Sam Gilder brought down McGlynn, and skipper Michael Hopkins made no mistake with the resultant penalty.

North Leigh: Agboola, Lymn, Hopkins, Marshall (Wood 87), Wellon, James, McGlynn (Mendes 86), Mattock, Seacole, Noel-Williams (Lawrence 55), Grabe.

Attendance: 51.

Didcot Town came from behind to win 4-2 at home to Barnstaple Town in a dramatic finish.

After a goalless first half,, in which the Railwaymen were grateful to keeper Leigh Bedwell and the woodwork for saying on level terms, the Devon side took a deserved lead on the hour through Lloyd Gardner.

Didcot drew level just six minutes later when Felipe Barcelos fired in via a post.

Manager Andy Ballard introduced Marlon Agyakwa, who crossed for Adam Learoyd to head home off the underside of bar to put Didcot ahead.

With the game heading into injury time, Barnstaple looked like they had snatched a point as Alex Gray scored following a free kick.

But Didcot regained the lead in the 91st minute as Sam Elkins got on the end of Agyakwa’s free-kick, and Barcelos sealed the win with his ninth goal in eight games.

Didcot Tn: Bedwell, Jeacock, Young (Agyakwa 71), Hayden, Elkins, Learoyd, Reid, Alexis (Thomas 56), Barcelos, Humphries (Murphy 80), McNeill. Subs not used: Joyce, Pin.

Attendance: 112.

Anaclet Odhiambo scored twice as Kidlington defeated Paulton Rovers 3-0.

He opened the scoring in the 35th minute of a dour first half when netting at the far post after a great cross from Darius Browne.

Odhiambo doubled their lead on the hour, firing in the rebound after Paulton keeper AJ Sesay’s clearance had been charged down by Lance Williams.

Lewis Coyle came off the bench and linked up well with Tommy Castle before thundering an unstoppable shot past Sesay to seal victory.

Kidlington: Warrell, E Odhiambo, Castle, Brown, Franklin, Gabbidon, Martin (Benjamin 77), Osborne-Ricketts, A Odhiambo, Williams (Coyle 71), Browne (James 86). Subs not used: Organ, McMahon.

Dan West scored the only goal as Thame United won 1-0 at home to Uxbridge in the East Division.

It came in the 26th minute when West blasted into the roof of the net from Harry Mepham’s cross.

Lynton Goss was denied chances to increase their lead before the break.

Uxbridge hit back strongly after the break but could not beat home keeper Craig Hill.

Thame Utd: Hill, Harrison, Hercules, McGowan, Lynn, Connelly, Ashworth, Morris, Mepham, West, Goss. Subs: Evans, Johnston, Farah.

Attendance: 62.