BANBURY United have completed the signing of experienced left back Sam Brown.

The 27-year-old played more than 300 games for former club AFC Rushden & Diamonds across eight seasons, helping the Northamptonshire side climb from the United Counties League to the BetVictor Southern League Premier Division.

During that time, Brown became renowned for his long throw and Puritans boss Andy Whing was delighted to secure the defender’s services.

He said: “Left back was our biggest priority and Sam was our number one target.

“It’s been a long process to get Sam’s signature as he spent so long at one club and it was a difficult decision for him to move, but we’re thrilled he’s our player now.”

Brown added: “I am delighted to have signed for Banbury for the coming season.

“They have always been a tough team to play against with a good group of players.

“I am looking forward to the season getting underway, whenever that might be.”

September 19 is currently the suggested start date for the 2020/21 campaign, but nothing has been confirmed.

In Division 1 Central, Cameron McNeil has joined North Leigh from Oxfordshire rivals Didcot Town.

The left back spent three years with the Railwaymen and was named manager’s player of the year in 2018/19.

McNeil makes the same move as fellow defender Luke Carnell, who arrived at Eynsham Park last month.

He will come up against his old club next season and Millers boss Craig Dore was thrilled to complete the signing.

He said: “Cam is a quality left back. I’ve been chasing him for over a year now so I’m delighted to finally get him over the line.

“We knew our defence was going to be key to have a successful season and with the addition of Cam and Luke we are looking really good.”