Preview: Banbury United v Moors

We turn our attentions to Moors’ final away trip of the season as Jason Ainsley’s side head for The Banbury Plant Hire Community Stadium on Saturday.

Banbury United v Spennymoor Town
Saturday 22nd April 2023, 3pm
National League North
The Banbury Plant Hire Community Stadium

In Opposition
Banbury United can reflect with pride on their first season at National League North level after they ran away with the Southern League Premier Division Central title in 2021/22.

The Puritans carried some real momentum into the new campaign and six wins from their first nine outings had fans dreaming of another promotion for the Oxfordshire outfit.

They have found wins harder to come by during the second half of the season as injuries bit, and they approach Saturday’s game having tasted victory just once in their last 16 games.

However, they have retained a stubborn streak and have lost just one of their last seven, conceding only six goals in the process to secure their status in the division.

One To Watch
Banbury United have taken youngster Aiden Elliot Wheeler on loan from Oxford United for the second half of the season and the 17-year-old has impressed Puritans fans so far.

Still a scholar at The Kassam Stadium, the teenager won the Man of the Match award for his performance against Peterborough Sports and also played a key role in the crucial win at Southport at the beginning of April.

A talented performer with a great attitude to his work, the attacking wide player is someone Moors will have to try and keep quiet when they make the journey south this weekend.

Head To Head
Moors came out on top when the sides met for the first time in competitive action at The Brewery Field back in October.

Harry Landers gave the visitors an early lead in the game but Glen Taylor scored twice for Moors to turn the game around and ensure the three points stayed in County Durham.

On The Whistle
The referee for Saturday’s game at Banbury United will be Harry Warner, and he is set to be assisted by Mark Billingham and Matthew Perry.

Moors fans can buy their tickets on the turnstiles prior to kick-off at The Banbury Plant Hire Community Stadium, where they can take cash or card payments.

Click here for full ticket information ahead of Saturday’s game.

Live Coverage
If you’re not able to get to Banbury this weekend then you can follow all the action live on Durham OnAir where we’ll once again be providing a full audio commentary.

We’ll be live from 2.50pm, with supporters able to access the live coverage online, via the Durham OnAir app, on DAB radio or on Freeview Channel 277.

Moors have been installed as slight favourites at odds of 13/10 for victory, while hosts Banbury are a 17/10 shot and you can back the game ending in a draw at a price of 9/4.

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