BANBURY United ended a five-game winless league run with a 2-1 home win over Needham Market.

Giorgio Rasulo scored with five minutes remaining to give Mike Ford’s side a first victory in the Evo-Stik South League Premier Central Division since mid-January.

Banbury got off to a great start when Northampton Town loanee Joe Iaciofano scored his first goal for the club in the fifth minute, netting from close range after a well-worked corner.

Needham equalised in first-half stoppage time when a Joe Marsden shot hit the arm of Lee Henderson in the area.

Marsden converted the resulting penalty, sending Jack Harding the wrong way from the spot.

Banbury gradually got on top as the second half wore on and won it when good work from Amer Awadh played in Rasulo, who drove home from the edge of the area.

It proved a disappointing afternoon for Oxfordshire clubs in Division 1 Central, however.

Play-off chasing Didcot Town were held to a 1-1 draw at home by relegation-threatened Aylesbury in an eventful clash.

The visitors, who are just a place outside the drop zone, were reduced to ten men in the 28th minute when Brian Haule was dismissed.

However, with Didcot failing to create any clear openings, Aylesbury went ahead 12 minutes into the second half when Bruno Brito fired home from a free-kick.

Player-manager Andy Ballard came off the bench and from his flick-on, Felipe Barcelos equalised with 14 minutes remaining.

Just a minute later it was ten against ten when Seth Humphries collected a second yellow card.

And Didcot were reduced to nine men in the final minute when Ballard was sent off.

However they still nearly forged a winner, Greg Hackett seeing his shot well saved by Nick Bennion.

Fellow play-off hopefuls Thame United lost 3-0 at AFC Dunstable.

Having been dealt a blow when top-scorer Dan West was injured just before kick-off, Jermaine Hall fired the hosts into a 28th-minute lead.

Bernard Christie doubled the advantage on the hour-mark, and Thame’s fate was sealed when Ben Sturgess put through his own net five minutes later.

Kidlington remain in the drop zone after a 1-0 home defeat at the hands of Coleshill Town.

George Washbourne scored the only goal of the game in the 68th minute.

Bottom side North Leigh proved no match for leaders Bromsgrove Sporting, losing 5-0.

All the goals came in the first half, with the hosts four goals to the good after just 20 minutes.

Jason Cowley opened the scoring on eight minutes, with Kyle Lincoln (12), Kieren Westwood (13) and Cameron Peters (20) also finding the net.

Cowley scored again five minutes before the break.

To North Leigh’s credit they fought bravely in the second period, but the damage had already been done.

To compound their misery, Henry Landers saw a penalty saved by keeper Jonathan Brown, before things got even worse for the Millers when captain Harry Grant was shown a straight red for a dangerous tackle midway through the second half.