Banbury folk get behind the Puritans as the big match day arrives
Banbury United set to play Bury Town with the FA Cup first round just 90 minutes away
Excitement around town is building ahead of this afternoon’s 3pm kick off for Banbury United as they take on Bury Town in their FA Cup Fourth Qualifying Round clash. The home game is completely sold out and many people will be getting behind the Puritans by watching the live stream in the absence of entry to the Banbury Plant Hire Stadium.
Banbury last appeared in the FA Cup fourth qualifying round back in 1980. Should they beat Bury Town they will progress into the main FA Cup first round – something they last achieved during the 1973–74 season.
Ahead of the game goalkeeper Brandon Hall has joined Banbury on a short-term loan deal from Hereford FC Prior to his move to Hereford in 2019 Hall spent two years at Aggborough. He will be available to the Puritans for the game against Bury, deputising for Jack Harding who is suspended following his sending off at Coalville Town on Saturday.
Messages of support have been circulating in advance of the game. Visit Banbury CIC tweeted, “Good luck to the Puritans today – we are all behind you.” TV sports presenter Mark Pougatch said, “Good luck @BanburyUnitedFC in their biggest match for 40 years v Bury Town.”
Banbury United have arranged a live stream of today’s game, facilitated by Oxford City FC. Watching the game costs a token £1.50. You can sign-up to see the action here.
The club is urging people to avoid ticket scammers who have been attempting to sell fake tickets for the game. Banbury United say that the game is completely sold out and the aren’t any tickets available.
Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam