Trojans’ Jacques Priestner converted a penalty corner within two minutes of the start of their Southern Premier League Division 1 match with Banbury – but found themselves ripped apart by three goals in quick succession either side of the break.
They caught Banbury cold with a prompt Priestner short corner, but Australian Kieran Symons cleared the deficit shortly afterwards. Scott Summers restored Trojans lead, again from a set piece, but by half-time Banbury were 4-2 ahead through Steve O’Connor, Simon Boardman and Tyson Nunneley.
Trojans were experiencing difficulty in containing Banbury’s speedy attacks and a fifth goal, Symons’ second, effectively ended the contest. Trojans did have a chance to claw one goal back late on, but Ian Bassett saw his rising penalty stroke parried over the bar by tally Banbury keeper Fergus Dunleavy.
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