BANBURY United were unable to end their fantastic season with a victory as they were beaten 2-1 at home by Kettering Town.

Sixth place in the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division had already been secured, but Mike Ford’s side had hoped to finish their first season back in the seventh tier with three points.

Rene Howe fired wide for Kettering early on, but the visitors took the lead on 12 minutes when Ben Baker found the top corner from 15 yards out.

The Puritans were fortunate not to conceded again before the break.

An unmarked Aaron O’Connor headed wide from six yards, before goalkeeper Jack Harding miskicked and had to save at the feet of James Brighton.

Kettering did have the ball in the net on 44 minutes, but Howe was penalised for a foul on Harding.

In the second half, Sam Humphreys shot wide for Banbury.

But on 70 minutes they equalised as Tom Winters was brought down in the penalty area by Dominic Langdon and Manny Duku stepped up to score.

However, they were denied a point when Tom Bradbury underhit a backpass and O’Connor nipped in to round Harding and roll the ball into the net.

Banbury Utd: Harding, Blackstock, Bradbury, Nash, Westbrook, Carnell, Humphreys (Winters 64), Self, Duku (Johnson 78), McEachran, Browne (McDonagh 78). Subs not used: Martin, Odhiambo.

Attendance: 477.

Didcot Town beat Mangotsfield United 3-2 away in Division 1 South & West.

Ben Whitehead’s low strike put the Railwaymen in front on 26 minutes.

But Didcot’s Taylor Janes was forced to clear off the line to preserve the visitors’ lead at the break.

George Reid made it 2-0 on 68 minutes when his shot deflected past goalkeeper Steven Phillips.

Mangotsfield drew level with two goals in three minutes as Matt Groves (75) and Lewis Powell (78) netted.

But Whitehead pounced on a defensive error with five minutes to go and slotted home to secure victory and 12th place.

Didcot Tn: Bedwell, Jeacock, Janes (Elkins HT), Thomas, Cattell, Learoyd, Barder, McNish, B Whitehead, Reid (Thorne 73), Organ. Subs not used: Joyce, Parish, H Whitehead.

Attendance: 135.

Roger James’s late goal saw North Leigh beat Taunton Town 1-0 at home to finish sixth.

Defender Stuart Hole was, once again, in goal due to the unavailability and injury of the club’s regular keepers.

Taunton dominated, but on the stroke of half time the Millers had an opportunity to take the lead when George Seacole was fouled by goalkeeper Lloyd Irish in the area.

However, the visiting stopper saved Michael Hopkins’s penalty.

An even second half ensued and it was the home side who won it on 86 minutes when Seacole found James who steered home from six yards.

North Leigh: Hole, Lymn, M Williams (Cook 60), Turk (D James 74), Wellon, Sysum, R James, Thomas, Seacole, L Williams, Hopkins. Subs not used: Gunn, Wyatt.

Attendance: 136.

Relegated Wantage Town lost 2-0 at home to Bishops Cleeve.

Jordan Stoddart headed the visitors in front after just 62 seconds.

Wantage’s Callum Preece was sent off after picking up a second yellow card on 58 minutes, before Jordan Stoddart’s header made it 2-0.

Kidlington were undone by two late goals as their Division 1 Central campaign concluded with a 2-1 defeat against Ashford Town.

Callum Harvey put the hosts in front, but Alex Fisher equalised from the penalty spot with ten minutes to go.

Joe Green then secured the points for the visitors on 86 minutes as Kidlington missed out on the top ten.