Shamsi hat-trick seals Banbury win
By Jamie Home
Greenbacks still searching for first win after smash and grab raid at Oval
Ravin Shamsi scored with all of Banbury’s three shots on target.
The visitors mustered only four attempts on goal all evening but had the cutting edge to see off a much changed home side.
Iyseden Christie started up front with Kai Tonge while Bradley Maslen-Jones made his debut withMark Albrighton also starting.
Disaster struck after six minutes when Dan Crane scuffed his attempted pass to Luke Roweallowing Amer Awadh the chance to unselfishly slip the ball sideways for Shamsi to stroke into an empty net.
Bedworth levelled when Tonge found Jake Whitmore onthe overlap and his cross dropedfor Christie to shoot low past Jack Harding in the 11th minute.
The lead was restored in the 22nd minute, the same two players combining with a crisp volley from Shamsi finishing things off.
Bedworth pressed for an equaliser after the break but were caught with a late sucker punch as substitute Steve Diggin ran from half way before squaring for Shamsi to complete his treble from 14 yards.