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Stourbridge vs Banbury
Updated 4:53pm Monday 21st April 2014 in Sport
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- Full time
- Stourbridge 5
- Banbury 0
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Stourbridge win. A comfortable victory for the Glassboys.
86- Comfortable now as Stour look to play out the remainder of the contest. Still Banbury haven't troubled Glassboys keeper Coleman.
81- Sansara rattles the bar with another effort. Stour are dominating in all departments as they look to secure a play-off place.
Great save! Billingham turns just inside the box and curls his effort towards the far post. Keeper Dutton was at full stretch to tip it away.
78- Stour continue to keep the ball well and are dominating possession.
Chance to Stourbridge! Smikle does well to set up Billingham but his effort is palmed away.
Stourbridge come forwards again and look like they could add more here.
Banbury have a rare attack and win a corner. But the set piece is easily defended by the Glassboys.
Captain Sean Geddes is replaced by Jordan Fitzpatrick. It has been another accomplished display from the midfielder.
67- Stourbridge continue to pass the ball around with ease. The visitors have failed to create any real opening all game.
The ball broke to him in the area and he made no mistake.
Ben Billingham gets in on the act.
The home side are more than comfortable in this game now. They have come out and meant business this second half.
Changes for the Glassboys now.
Sansara and Richards come on for Kayelden Brown and Drew Cavana.
58- Billingham played in Brown who squared it for strike partner Smikle to guide it home.
Smikle gets it!
Stourbridge are continuing to dominate now and are passing the ball around well as they look to add to their advantage.
53- Brown hits one from the edge of the area that is tipped round the post. He is causing Banbury all sorts of problems this afternoon.
Marvin Martin replaces Obeng for Banbury.
Great start for the Glassboys! Brown gets in behind and fires it low and hard under the Banbury keeper just a minute into the second half.
Brown gets his second!
The Glassboys start the second period.
And that's the end of the first half.
There haven't been loads of chances in the game but Stour have been clinical.
The running of Smikle has caused problems.
Knight had a free header in the box from the resulting corner, but he put it wide.
42- Goalscorer Brown hits one from the edge of the box but his effort is tipped round the post.
Abrahams is the second Banbury player to go into the book.
He linked up well with Billingham and chested the ball down and lifted it over the advancing keeper to make it 2-0.
35- Chance to Stourbridge. Smikle gets in but his effort is put behind for a corner. The set piece is defended.
Neither side has been able to create a clear cut chance in open play.
Banbury are having a better spell now and are keeping the ball well at present.
28- Claudio Dias picks up a booking for Banbury for a late challenge.
25- Geddes finds room on the edge of the box but drags his strike wide.
Brown gets up well but his header goes over the bar. Better for the home side.
Stourbridge win another corner as Smikle is tackled near the touch line.
Stourbridge are having slightly more of the ball now but Banbury are looking to break quickly when they get a chance.
21- Smikle is played in but keeper Dutton rushes out and clears the danger.
It has been quite an even affair so far, with only Broadhurst's header proving the difference.
16- Brown wins another flick on but Billingham can't get on the end of it and it runs through to Banbury keeper Dutton.
12- It had been quite an even start until that moment and The Glassboys are now looking to come forward again.
He glanced a Sean Geddes corner inside the far post.
Broadhurst heads it home!
9- Stourbridge break well and win the first corner of the game.
7 - It's some frantic stuff so far as both sides look to impose themselves on the game.
Billingham booked for a trip as Banbury come forward.
3- Stourbridge have started okay but Banbury are looking to break with pace.
Banbury get the game underway.
Banbury: Dutton, Cray (c), Mullarkey, Collins, Paps, Abrahams, Tappin, Obeng, Skendi, Talabi, Dias.
Subs: Martin, Hacket, Green, Stafford.
Stourbridge: Coleman, Smikle, Knight, Ramsey-Dickson, Geddes (c), Harris, Haynes, Broadhurst, Brown, Billingham, Canavan.
Subs: Fitzpatrick, Richards, Kettle, Sansara, Washbourne.
Good morning! We will be online from 2.30pm with up-to-date team news as The Glassboys continue their battle for a Southern League Premier play-off place.
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