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Alvechurch 1sts - Match centre

Banbury United
Alvechurch
G Kaziboni (19'), R Shamsi (92'), S Diggin (94')
Full time
M Botfield (38'), D Bellis (58' Sent Off)
Tue 1 Jan 15:00 - The Evo-Stik South - Premier Division Central Attendance 462

Banbury United 3-1 Alvechurch

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Church suffer late heartbreak

Two stoppage time goals saw Alvechurch fall to a third defeat in a row, as they lost to Banbury United.

Ian Long's side had performed well and spent most of the second half down to ten men having had Dave Bellis sent off. However, late goals from Ravi Shamsi and Steve Diggin denied them of a deserved point.

The game was an even one throughout, although Alvechurch created the best chances early on with Lee Chilton being denied by Banbury keeper Manny Agboola, as well as hitting the bar. Despite this good start though, the hosts took the lead when Greg Kaziboni latched onto a loose ball and fired past Dan Crane.

Alvechurch though continued to impress and equalised just before half-time when a goal mouth scramble ended with Mitch Botfield poking the ball in.

The second half proved to be as entertaining as the first with Crane denying Shamsi and Kaziboni, while Botfield had a shot cleared off the line. However, the game changed when Bellis was giving his marching orders after a tackle on Edmund Hottor.

This led to Ian Long's side withstanding a large amount of pressure with Crane making some key saves. Despite this though, they still posed a threat on the counter-attack with Andre Landell's header hitting the side netting.


In the first minute of stoppage time however, Banbury finally went ahead. Crane pulled of a great save to deny Giorgio Rasulo, but Shamsi was on hand to smash in the re-bound. With Alvechurch then pushing forward a quick Banbury counter-attack was finished off by substitute Diggin to seal the win.


The late goals will be a killing blow for Long and his players, and they will be hoping to end their current sticky patch when they travel to Stratford Town for a fifth meeting of the season on Saturday.

Key moments

19:00
Goal Greg Kaziboni scores for Banbury United
38:00
Goal Mitch Botfield scores for Alvechurch
58:00
Red Card Dave Bellis is sent off for Alvechurch
90:00 +2:00
Goal Ravi Shamsi scores for Banbury United
90:00 +4:00
Goal Steve Diggin scores for Banbury United

Highlights

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90:00 +4:00 Goal 3 - 1
Steve Diggin scores for Banbury United
90:00 +2:00 Goal 2 - 1
Ravi Shamsi scores for Banbury United
82:00 Yellow Card
Joshua Ezewele is yellow carded for Alvechurch
78:00 Sub Off
Josh March is substituted off for Alvechurch
78:00 Sub On
Taylor Morrison is substituted on for Alvechurch
76:00 Yellow Card
Kyle Morrison is yellow carded for Alvechurch
69:00 Sub On
Andre Carvalho-Landell is substituted on for Alvechurch
69:00 Sub Off
Aaron Lloyd is substituted off for Alvechurch
58:00 Red Card 1 - 1
Dave Bellis is sent off for Alvechurch
58:00 Yellow Card
Edmund Hottor is yellow carded for Banbury United
56:00 Yellow Card
Charlie Wise is yellow carded for Banbury United
End of period 1
38:00 Goal 1 - 1
Mitch Botfield scores for Alvechurch
19:00 Yellow Card
Ashley Carter is yellow carded for Alvechurch
19:00 Goal 1 - 0
Greg Kaziboni scores for Banbury United
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Banbury United
  • Alvechurch
  • 0
  • Ashley Carter Yellow Card 19:00'
  • Greg Kaziboni Goal 19:00'
  • Mitch Botfield Goal 38:00'
  • Charlie Wise Yellow Card 56:00'
  • Dave Bellis Red Card 58:00'
  • Edmund Hottor Yellow Card 58:00'
  • Andre Carvalho-Landell Sub On 69:00'
  • Aaron Lloyd Sub Off 69:00'
  • Kyle Morrison Yellow Card 76:00'
  • Josh March Sub Off 78:00'
  • Taylor Morrison Sub On 78:00'
  • Joshua Ezewele Yellow Card 82:00'
  • Ravi Shamsi Goal 90:00 +2:00'
  • Steve Diggin Goal 90:00 +4:00'

Team selection

Banbury United
  • 1. Manny Agboola
  • 2. Eddie Odhiambo
  • 3. Matt Taylor
  • 4. Edmund Hottor
  • 5. Harry Whitehead
  • 6. Charlie Wise
  • 7. Greg Kaziboni
  • 8. Giorgio Rasulo
  • 9. Ricky Johnson
  • 10. Ravi Shamsi
  • 11. Mark Bell
  • 12. Ryan Macdonald
  • 13. Steve Diggin
  • 14. George Nash
  • 15. Darius Browne
  • 16. Amer Awadh

League round up

Other Premier Division Central results

Kettering Town
2
1
AFC Rushden & Diamonds
1
4
King's Lynn Town
3
0
Halesowen Town
Royston Town
1
0
Hitchin Town
St Neots Town
0
1
St Ives Town
1
1
Rushall Olympic
Tamworth
3
3

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Kettering Town 35 79
2. Stourbridge 35 71
3. King's Lynn Town 35 64
4. Stratford Town 35 63
5. AFC Rushden & Diamonds 35 57
6. Alvechurch 33 56
7. Biggleswade Town 35 55

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