TEN-MAN Thame United held on to beat Wantage Town 2-1 in their Oxfordshire derby.

The visitors started brightest in the BetVictor Southern League Division 1 Central clash and Tom Ashworth gave Mark West’s side the lead with a 21st-minute half-volley.

Liam Tack was then upended inside the penalty area shortly after the half-hour mark, with Ryan Blake firing home.

Thame were in control, but it took just four minutes for the home side to find a reply through Dec Shepperd’s stunning strike.

And the visitors ended the half a man down after Carl Davies was shown a straight red for a foul that prevented a clear goalscoring opportunity.

The away side had to dig in for the entire second half, but they held on to stay sixth in the table.

Dan Sadler began his tenure as Kidlington manager with a 1-0 defeat at home to Bedworth United.

Goalkeeper Christian Lawrence was kept busy in the first half and had to be at his best three minutes before the break, brilliantly saving Mitchell Piggon’s penalty.

But Lawrence could not stop the only goal of the game, a 63rd-minute header from Luke Keen.

Two late Didcot Town goals added gloss to a 4-2 home defeat to high-flying Berkhamsted.

Jonathan Lacey gave the visitors a third-minute lead, before an own goal made it 2-0 midway through the half.

Lacey bagged his second on the hour and Lewis Toomey scored his fourth in the 63rd minute, but the hosts fought back.

Tom Stanley scored his first goal for the Railwaymen with five minutes remaining, before George Gilmore headed home in the closing stages.

North Leigh’s game against Coleshill Town at Eynsham Park was washed out.

In Premier Central, Banbury United were hit by a sucker punch as promotion rivals Peterborough Sports won 2-0 at the Spencer Stadium.

Mike Ford’s side looked to be heading for a point, but Josh McCammon and Josh Moreman struck in quick succession as the visitors grabbed the points late on.

The defeat sees Banbury slip to seventh.