FOOTBALL - Brakes twice come from behind to draw with rivals Banbury - The Leamington Observer

FOOTBALL - Brakes twice come from behind to draw with rivals Banbury

Leamington Editorial 1st Mar, 2023 Updated: 1st Mar, 2023   0

LEAMINGTON showed their fighting spirit to twice come from behind and draw 2-2 with rivals Banbury United.

The Brakes levelled through Jack Edwards in the first half before Dan Turner equalised for a second time late on at the Banbury Plant Hire Community Stadium.

And the result means Leamington sit 21st in the National League North table, two points from safety with a game in hand on the team above them.

The visitors fell behind to Jack Stevens’s 12th-minute opener as he slotted underneath Ted Cann into the bottom corner from Giorgio Rasulo’s cut back.




However, Leamington equalised on 37 minutes when Edwards’s free header found the bottom corner from Devon Kelly-Evans’s deep free-kick.

Banbury were gifted the lead on 61 minutes when Jack Lane headed the ball into the path of Slavi Spasov who finished between Cann’s legs.


The Brakes pushed for a leveller and were rewarded on 80 minutes as Turner controlled the ball with his chest and volleyed into the top corner after Banbury failed to deal with Liam Cross’s delivery.

And the visitors almost snatched the points at the death when Cross saw his effort beat the goalkeeper only to be cleared off the line by a Banbury defender.

Leamington are next in action at home to Curzon Ashton on Saturday, Mach 4 with kick-off at 3pm at the Your Co-Op Community Stadium.

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