DIDCOT Town are the early leaders in Division One Central of the Southern League after a 2-1 win at home to Thame United.

In-form Jordan Thomas opened the scoring with a chip late in the first half.

Greg Hackett (pictured below) levelled for the visitors just before the hour mark, but within four minutes George Jeacock headed in what proved to be the winner.

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It left the Railwaymen as the only side so far to win their first two matches in the division.

Wantage Town were unable to build on their opening day win, as they went down 3-1 at home to Bedworth United.

After trailing 2-0 at half-time, Ryan Knight halved the deficit on 48 minutes.

But Bedworth secured the points with a third goal late on, which Wantage felt should not have stood as they had Nathanael Robinson down with a head injury.

Banbury United conceded a late goal to lose 1-0 against visitors Redditch United in the Premier Central Division.

Jordan Clement’s 83rd-minute strike proved the difference, leaving Andy Whing’s side looking for a first league win of the campaign.

North Leigh reached the Buildbase FA Trophy second qualifying round after an eventful tie at Melksham Town.

Callum McNish scored in sudden death to see the Millers win 5-4 on a penalty shoot-out.

The visitors had led 2-0 and 3-1 before being pegged back in normal time, an own goal, Adam Learoyd and George Seacole providing their goals.

Oxford City also had a shoot-out as their pre-season finished with a goalless draw at home to Brackley Town.

David Oldfield’s men were 7-6 up on spot kicks when proceedings came to a close.