Banbury

The Lilywhites first meet Banbury United in the late 1960s in the First Division of the Southern League. 

The origins of the current club go back to a works team, Banbury Spencer, that had been founded in 1931. They originally played on a ground of Middleton Road before at the start of the 1934/35 season they had moved to the current home of Banbury United in Station Road. In 1963 a group of local businessmen bought Banbury Spencer and the current Banbury United was founded. By 1984 they club was almost bankrupt and the ownership of the club's ground was given up to secure their debts. In 1990 things looked bleak for the club, as the ground owners decided that they wished to sell the ground. This was withdrawn after a small band of volunteers stepped in to resolve things.

Southern League Division One (NL 2)

4.4.1969                         Cambridge City 4 - 2 Banbury United                                                                                             Goalscorers for the Lilywhites were Dai Ward, Phil Hayes and Tony Smith (2)

7.4.1969                         Banbury United 1 - 1 Cambridge City                                                                                                       Phil Hayes scored for the Lilywhites.


Southern League Premeir Division (NL 1)

27.3.1970                         Cambridge City 1 - 0 Banbury United                                                                                                       The only goal of the match was scored for the Lilywhites by Stan Marshall.

30.3.1970                         Banbury United 1 - 3 Cambridge City                                                                                                       Two of the goals for the Lilywhites were scored by John Saunders and the other by Phil Hayes.

Southern League Division One North (NL 2)

22.1.1977                         Cambridge City 3 - 2 Banbury United                                                                                                   Alan Doyle scored two of the Lilywhites goals, one was a penalty, and Paul Smith scored the other.

22.2.1977                         Banbury United 1 - 0 Cambridge City

17.12.1977                      Cambridge City 2 - 0 Banbury United                                                                                                         Goals for the Lilywhites scored by Alan Doyle and Mel Green.

15.4.1978                        Banbury United 1 - 0 Cambridge City

26.8.1978                        Cambridge City 0 - 0 Banbury United

20.3.1979                        Banbury United 1 - 3 Cambridge City                                                                                                      Goalscorers for the Lilywhites were Peter Jeffrey, Steve Kearns and Kevin Herridge.


Southern League Division One Midlands (NL 2)

20.10.1979                    Banbury United 2 - 0 Cambridge City

1.3.1980                        Cambridge City 1 - 1 Banbury United                                                                                                              Alan Doyle score for the Lilywhites.

3.9.1980                        Cambridge City 1 - 1 Banbury United                                                                                                        The goalscorer for the Lilywhites was Dave Simmons.

21.10.1980                   Banbury United 7 - 1 Cambridge City                                                                                                     Peter Martin scored the Lilywhites as they are trashed away at Banbury.

10.10.1981                   Banbury United 2 - 2 Cambridge City                                                                                                     Goals scored for the Lilywhites by Gary Grogan and Dave Simmons.

27.2.1982                      Cambridge City 1 - 0 Banbury United                                                                                                          Paul Hutchinson scored for the Lilywhites.


Southern Premeir (NL 3)

2.9.2008                         Banbury United 2 - 2 Cambridge City                                                                                                     Cambridge City team: Zac Barrett, Ben Nunn, Lee Chaffey, Neil Sharp, Dave Theobald, Stephen Smith, Scott Neilson, Mark E'Beyer, Drew Roberts, Neil Midgley and Ashley Fuller. Subs used were Danny Spendlove and James Krause. Goalscorers for the Lilywhites were Neil Midgley and Scott Neilson. Zac Barrett was making his debut for the Lilywhites having been released by Luton, on financial grounds, that summer.

17.1.2009                      Cambridge City 3 - 1 Banbury United                                                                                                      Cambridge City team: Zac Barrett, Matt Haniver, Craig Radcliffe, Lee Chaffey, Mark Smith, Neil Midgley, Scott Neilson, Adie Cambridge, Danny Bloomfield, Steve Gentle and Ashley Fuller. Subs used were Lee Roache, Stephen Smith and Ben Nunn. Goals scored for the Lilywhites by Ashley Fuller, Danny Bloomfield and Lee Roache.

17.8.2009                      Cambridge City 2 - 1 Banbury United                                                                                                      Cambridge City team: Zac Barrett, Matt Haniver, James Krause, Dave Theobald, Lee Chaffey, Robbie Nightingale, pat Bexfield, Steve Gentle, Neil Midgley and Ashley Fuller. Subs used were John Frendo for Midgley, Craig Radcliffe for Fuller and Stephen Smith for Haniver. Steve Gentle and Matt Haniver scored for the Lilywhites.

23.3.2010                     Banbury United 1 - 0 Cambridge City                                                                                                         Cambridge City team: Zac Barrett, Pat Bexfield, Lee Chaffey, Dave Theobald, Milton Elenge, Robbie Nightingale, Tony Burke, Adie Cambridge, Jamie Barker, Ramon Calliiste and James Krause. Sub used was Steve Gentle for Calliste.

16.11.2010                   Banbury United 2 - 0 Cambridge City                                                                                                           Cambridge City team: Zac Barrett, Liam Nicell, James Krause, Dave Theobald, Lee Chaffey, John Kennedy, Tony Burke, Adie Cambridge, Craig Hammond, Craig Hughes and Ashley Fuller. Subs used were David Kolodynski, Joey Abbs and Luke Robins.

22.2.2011                      Cambridge City 1 - 1 Banbury United                                                                                                Cambridge City team: Zac Barrett, Liam Nicell, James Krause, Dave Theobald, Lee Chaffey, Philip Hughes, Neil Midgley, Adie Cambridge, Criag Hammond, David Kolodynski and Joey Abbs. Subs used were Tony Burke and Luke Robins. Goalscorer for the Lilywhites was Kolodynski

24.9.2011                       Cambridge City  3 - 0 Banbury United                                                                                                    Cambridge City team: Zac Barrett, Liam Nicell, Lee Chaffey, Dave Theobald, Alex Lacey, Adie Cambridge, Craig Bussens, Joey Abbs, Danny Kelly, Lee  Clift and Jamie Gould. Subs used were  Clift for Bussens, Jonathan O'Donnell for Abbs and Craig Hammond for Kelly. Danny Kelly scored a hat-trick for the Lilywhites.

28.2.2012                       Banbury United 2 - 0 Cambridge City                                                                                                   Cambridge City team: Zac Barrett, Ben Islam, Charlie Death, Dave Theobald, Victor Torres, Robbie Nightingale, Joey Abbs, David Prada, Craig Hammond, Lee Clift, and Josh Bryant. Subs used were Neil Midgley for Hammond, Craig Bussens for Abbs and Pat Bexfield for Islam.

4.12.2012                        Cambridge City 1 - 0 Banbury United                                                                                                 Cambridge City team: Zac Barrett, Smith, James Brighton, Dave Theobald, Lee Chaffey, Robbie Nightingale, Luke Allen, David Prada, Bryant, Adam Marriott and Ieuan Lewis. Subs used were Adie Cambridge and Ashley Fuller. Adam Marriott scored for the Lilywhites.

16.4.2013                        Banbury United 2 - 2 Cambridge City                                                                                                        Cambridge City team: Zac Barrett, Tom Pepper, Danny Blanchett, Dave Theobald, Lee Chaffey, Robbie Nightingale, Will Lawton, David Prada, Neil Midgley, Adam Marriott and Craig Calver. Sub used was Adie Cambridge for Midgley. Scorers for the Lilywhites were Marriott and Blanchett.

19.2.2014                         Cambridge City 3 - 1 Banbury United                                                                                                Cambridge City team: James Wren, Jackson Ramm, Tom Pepper, Nick Beasant, Lee Chafffey, Josh Beech, Sam Kelly, Adam Martin, Kelvin Bossman, Adam Marriott and Josh Dawkins.  Subs used were Lee and Prada. Having not played for a month, the Lilywhites gave first team debuts to James Wren, a goalkeeper who had came in on loan from Tamworth as their regular goalkeeper (Zac Barrett) was out with a broken finger and Sam Kelly, who had been without a club since being released by Everton in the summer. A midfield player, he was the younger brother of the former Lilywhites player, Dan Kelly. They were as well as being without Barrett, were missing the suspended pair of Robbie Burns and James Brighton. The Lilywhites, despite the long lay off to water logged pitches, were soon into their stride and went ahead in the 20th minute when Banbury's Tom Ryan had the misfortune to head the ball pass his own goalkeeper following a fierce strike from Kelly but by half time the scores were level. On 57 minute, they were again in front after Kelvin Bossman had provided to pass to allow Josh Beech to race through on goal before smashing the ball pass the Banbury goalkeper. Eleven minutes later it was 3-1 after Adam Marriott had set up Josh Dawkin, who duly scored. With 10 minutes to go Banbury were give a possible way back into the game when the Lilywhites had Kelvin Bossman sent off with a straight red card after hitting out at Wayne Blossom, after a tangle. They failed to take the opportunity and the score remained 3-1 to the Lilywhites.

26.4.2014                        Banbury United 1 - 5 Cambridge City                                                                                                       Cambridge City team: Zac Barrett, Tom Pepper, James Brighton, Will Lawton, Lee Chaffey, Josh Beech, Robbie Burns, Adam Martin, Danny Kelly, Kelvin Bossman and Josh Dawkin. Subs used were Nick Beasant for Chaffey, Louis Lee for Josh Beech and Andrew Phillips for Bossman. The Lilywhites went into the match knowing that a victory in the last regular league fixture of the season would give them a home match in the league playoffs. But they also knew it would not be easy on a ground that in recent years they have not had the best of records on and they were also without top scorer Adam Marriott would was still recovering from an ankle injury. Also missing through injury were Ieuan Lewis and David Parda. Though this record did not seam to bother them as they were soon in front after Lee Chaffey turned in a Josh Dawkin free kick in the 8th minute. The league was double after Dawkin scored following a solo run in the 29th minute and then on the stroke of half-time Robbie Burns made it 3 nil to the Lilywhites. A fourth came in the 60th minute when Josh Beech scored from the penalty spot after Danny Kelly was fouled in the box. Banbury then pulled one back in the 72nd minute before in the 83rd minute James Brighton curled a free-kick pass the Banbury goalkeeper. The victory setting up a playoff semi-final against St Albans on the following Wednesday.

 

Southern League Cup

18.8.1981                         Banbury United 0 - 1 Cambridge City                                                   First Round 1st Leg             The goalscorer for the Lilywhites was Peter Martin.

24.8.1981                         Cambridge City 4 - 1 Banbury United                                                   First Round 2nd Leg                 Two of the Lilywhites goals were scored by Dave Smmons with the other two coming from Keith Pointer and Duncan Smye. 


F.A. Trophy

8.9.1984                            Banbury United 2 - 3 Cambridge City                                                  Prem. Round                          Keith Moore, Gary Grogan and Steve Gawthrop scored for the Lilywhites.

1.12.2001                          Banbury United 0 - 2 Cambridge City                                                                                                   The goalscorers for the Lilywhites were Matt Hann and Kevin Wilkin