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FOOTBALL: Wantage's unbeaten run is over
9:10am Friday 20th September 2013 in Local Football
Wantage Town’s 100 per cent record in the Uhlsport Hellenic League Premier Division came to an end when they lost 3-0 at home to Oxford City Nomads in torrential rain on Friday night.
Missing captain Mark James, left back Tom Butler plus the injured Robbie Sadler and Rich Claydon, Wantage’s reshuffled team, including new signing Paul Taplin, let in three goals in the last 25 minutes.
The hosts dominated the first half, but were denied by some inspired keeping from Milan Barisic, who saved well from Matt Pedder and Jimmy Deabill.
Right on half-time, Nomads’ Adam Lovegrove and Wantage’s Gareth Brown had an altercation off the ball and were both sent off.
Jon Rixon put Nomads ahead, while Jamie Mundy and Zac McEachran completed the tally in the closing minutes.