Preview | Banbury United (h)

June 30, 2023
Preview | Banbury United (h)
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Words Alex Birch | Pictures David Airey

The final stretch is upon us – six weeks, eight games, playoff spots waiting to be filled.

The Magpies, spurred on by a couple of decent results in the last 10 days, take on a Banbury United side we’ve won just two out of their last 12 as they begin to battle a monstrous 12 remaining league fixtures through to the end of April.

A big final six weeks coming up. We’ve done very well so far, but now is the time to stand up and be counted. Eight games left to secure a playoff spot and we’re going to need every last drop of energy from everyone to make sure we’re in there come the end of April – Andy Preece

Banbury United FC (

  • Founded 1931
  • Manager Andy Whing (since May 2020)
  • This season 17th in Vanarama National League North (44pts from 34 games)

Back in November

An afternoon to forget for the Magpies down in Oxfordshire as the Puritans rattled off three unanswered goals to take the points.

Jack Stevens, Alex Babos & Gio Rasulo on target in a dominant second half display by our hosts in front of 803 fans.

Hope & Glory Home Kit

To buy one of our 2022/23 shirts head for the club shop or browse at your leisure here (thanks to Hope + Glory Sportswear).

Magpie Review – Issue 21

Available to read for FREE via this very website from lunchtime (thanks to MatchDayCreative) or you can buy a printed copy, also from our friends at MatchDayCreative, for just £2.50+PP.

Final Four Ticket Bundle

Get yours ahead of kick-off tomorrow from the club shop and enjoy our FINAL FOUR home games of 2022/23 for just £44 – that’s over 25% off the adult gate price.

You’ll also receive FREE entry into our season ticket holder prize draw for a VIP trip for two to the final game of the season at Gloucester City PLUS access to Early Bird Season Ticket renewal rates AND our exclusive Magpies Market.

This afternoon


  • Venue Chorley Group Victory Park Stadium (PR7 3DU)
  • Gates Open from 12:30pm
  • Kick-off We start at 3pm
  • Admission Adults £15 | 65+/Concessions £12 | 17-20s £7 | 12-16s £5 | u12s FREE
  • Tickets In advance online | At the turnstiles (cash) or club shop (card)
  • Magpies Trust Get your Golden Goal & Half Time Draw tickets from £1

*Proof of age needed for age specific tickets & concessions (NHS/First Responders/Armed Services)

**Under-12s must be accompanied by a full paying adult or concession

We’ll have Hector – IPA (5%) – pouring in the social club from 12:30pm – thanks to our partners at Ben’s Brewery. Join us for a pre-game pint and Woking v Chesterfield live from BT Sport on our big screens.

Why not join us after the game for live music in the social club from Definitely KB and Happy Hour (4:45-5:45pm) in the lead up to the FA Cup quarter final clash between Manchester City and Burnley on our big screens from 5:45pm.

(We’ll have Carlsberg, Tetley, Somersby and cask ale all at £3 a pint during Happy Hour)

See you there. Come On You Magpies!!!

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