Banbury Utd 1 Nuneaton Town 0
Tuesday 3rd December 2013 (BSC 2nd Round)
Match report courtesy of Nuneaton Telegraph;
French striker Richard Barroilhet made his Nuneaton debut at Banbury but failed to stop his side from being dumped out of the Birmingham Senior Cup.
The former Fulham trainee looked off the pace in the opening half but improved after the break before being replaced by Louis Moult for the final ten minutes.
Banbury, who also knocked Boro out of the same competition last season, were the better side in the opening period but had just a solitary goal to show for their dominance.
That came after 15 minutes when Kynan Isaac eased past Delroy Gordon and drilled a low ball across goal for Adeyinka Talabi to power home at the far post.
Isaac put an effort wide and another at keeper James Belshaw before Talabi missed another glorious chance when clear of the Nuneaton defence.
The visitors rarely threatened, their best chance of a lacklustre first half coming from a corner when Gordon’s flick was saved by home keeper Leigh Bedwell.
But it was a different tale after the break as Boro looked for an equaliser.
A delightful Theo Streete cross on 48 minutes picked out Connor Taylor but he headed wide from six yards.
On the hour it was debutant Barroilhet’s turn to squander a chance, heading over from close range from Jimmy Armson’s cross.
The visitors continued to push and with 73 minutes on the clock they went closer still when Wes York let fly from 20 yards only for Bedwell to deny him with a spectacular flying save.
The arrival of Moult and Adam Walker off the bench could not prise open the Banbury defence and the home side nearly doubled their lead in the closing stages when the excellent Scott Bridges drilled a 22-yard free-kick goalwards only for Belshaw to scramble it around the foot of his post.