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Alvechurch 1sts - Match centre

Alvechurch
Banbury United
J Roberts (14')
Full time
A Awadh (12')
Mon 22 Apr 15:00 - The Evo-Stik South - Premier Division Central

Alvechurch 1-1 Banbury United

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Church secure play-off place

James Roberts's stunning strike earned Alvechurch the point they needed to guarantee a play-off place; against Banbury United.

The result means that Church's dreams of a third promotion in a row is still a possibility; although they ended their home campaign in less than spectacular game.

Giorgio Rasulo forced Charlie Price into an early save before Banbury took the lead within the first twelve minutes. A long throw into the box was not dealt with and Amer Awadh volleyed the ball into the back of the net.

Church responded quickly however, with through Roberts. The striker picked up the ball and from 25 yards out curled it past Jack Harding in the Banbury goal via the post for his fifth Church goal in six games. This proved to be the last real chance of the first half with both side's struggling to create chances. Kieran Cook fired wide while Awadh shot over the bar to end the half.

In the second half Alvechurch got on the ball a lot more but were unable to break down a well organised Banbury defence. Roberts had a shot saved and fired wide, while Mitch Botfield went close from distance. Banbury also had chances but Matthew Taylor, Charlie Wise, and Ricky Johnson were all unable to hit the target as the game finished in a stalemate.

With Stourbridge and Kings Lynn drawing it means that any hopes Church had of finishing third or higher are now gone. They will however, be looking to solidify fourth place next week away to Needham Market.

Key moments

12:00
Goal Amer Awadh scores for Banbury United
14:00
Goal James Roberts scores for Alvechurch

Highlights

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81:00 Sub Off
Andre Carvalho-Landell is substituted off for Alvechurch
81:00 Sub On
Tom Tonks is substituted on for Alvechurch
67:00 Sub On
Aaron Lloyd is substituted on for Alvechurch
67:00 Sub Off
Kieran Cook is substituted off for Alvechurch
67:00 Sub On
Edmond Hottor is substituted on for Banbury United
67:00 Sub Off
Eddie Odhiambo is substituted off for Banbury United
55:00 Yellow Card
Ashley Carter is yellow carded for Alvechurch
45:00 Sub On
Zack Foster is substituted on for Alvechurch
45:00 Sub Off
Taylor Morrison is substituted off for Alvechurch
End of period 1
42:00 Yellow Card
Rickey Johnson is yellow carded for Banbury United
40:00 Yellow Card
Lee Henderson is yellow carded for Banbury United
14:00 Goal 1 - 1
James Roberts scores for Alvechurch
12:00 Goal 0 - 1
Amer Awadh scores for Banbury United
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As it happened

  • Alvechurch
  • Banbury United
  • 0
  • Amer Awadh Goal 12:00'
  • James Roberts Goal 14:00'
  • Lee Henderson Yellow Card 40:00'
  • Rickey Johnson Yellow Card 42:00'
  • Zack Foster Sub On 45:00'
  • Taylor Morrison Sub Off 45:00'
  • Ashley Carter Yellow Card 55:00'
  • Aaron Lloyd Sub On 67:00'
  • Kieran Cook Sub Off 67:00'
  • Edmond Hottor Sub On 67:00'
  • Eddie Odhiambo Sub Off 67:00'
  • Tom Tonks Sub On 81:00'
  • Andre Carvalho-Landell Sub Off 81:00'

Team selection

Banbury United
  • 1. Jack Harding
  • 2. Matthew Taylor
  • 3. George Nash
  • 4. Charlie Wise
  • 5. Charlie Hawtin
  • 6. Rickey Johnson
  • 7. Amer Awadh
  • 8. Lee Henderson
  • 9. Eddie Odhiambo
  • 10. Harry Whitehead
  • 11. Giorgio Rusaulo
  • 12. Edmond Hottor
  • 13. Ravin Shamsi
  • 14. Jamie Heapy
  • 15. Ryan MacDonald
  • 16. Charlie Barnett

League round up

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Kettering Town
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1
Tamworth
Halesowen Town
1
0
Hitchin Town
0
2
Royston Town
King's Lynn Town
1
1
Rushall Olympic
0
0
St Ives Town
0
0
St Neots Town

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Kettering Town 42 94
2. King's Lynn Town 42 80
3. Stourbridge 42 78
4. Alvechurch 42 73
5. Stratford Town 42 72
6. Coalville Town 42 67
7. Biggleswade Town 42 66

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