Thame tame Town with 5-0 win

Ravi Shamsi scored Banbury’s first goal on Saturday but was sent off in Tuesday’s replay. Picture: sportsshots.org.uk

Thame United have been rewarded with another home tie after their big FA Trophy win.

Mark West’s side, fresh from smashing Wimborne Town 5-0 on Saturday, have been drawn against Worthing in the second qualifying round on November 11.

Banbury United are also through but needed Tuesday’s replay to overcome Tiverton Town and set up an away tie against fellow Evo-Stik South Premier outfit Farnborough.

However, Kidlington won’t be progressing following their 4-1 defeat to Slough Town at Yarnton Road.

Thame cruised into the next round in a game that was tied up shortly before half time.

A Lynton Goss hat-trick (8, 18 & 28 minutes) and Dan West (11) and Harry Mepham (37) goals inflicted the collateral damage in a massacre of a first half.

They now face Worthing who play a level above in the Bostik League Premier, although they are bottom.

Ten-man Banbury squeezed into the next round after beating Tiverton Town 3-2 after extra time at the Banbury Plant Hire Community Stadium on Tuesday.

The Puritans went 1-0 up early on thanks to Charlie Hawtin’s first for the club, but fell behind following Ravi Shamsi’s red card.

Hawtin equalised with seven minutes to go before Conor McDonagh snatched the winner with a fine strike in extra time.

United failed to do the job on Saturday when they threw away a 2-0 half time lead to draw 2-2 in Devon.

Shamsi (15) and Jefferson Louis (45) put United 2-0 up but Mike Ford’s side suffered a second half onslaught, with Owen Howe and Callum Hall dragging Tiverton back into it and earning the replay.

But Banbury did what they needed to do on Tuesday to set up a penultimate qualifying tie against Farnborough.

A Matt Lench treble helped Slough to a comfortable 4-1 win over Kidlington, who suffered defeat for the first time in eight games.

Anaclet Odhiambo made it 2-1 with 20 minutes remaining before Slough scored their final two goals in the final six minutes.

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