HENRY Landers notched North Leigh’s winner in a topsy-turvy 3-2 derby win over Thame United.

The forward scored the crucial goal 19 minutes from time as the Millers fought back to win the BetVictor Southern League Division 1 Central clash.

Greg Hackett gave the visitors the perfect start after just two minutes, weaving past several defenders before firing home.

Thame were on top, but when they failed to clear their lines they were punished by former player Noah Alabi, who finished ruthlessly after a goalmouth scramble.

The forward led the charge as the hosts gained a foothold in the game and it was his run and shot that ended with Adam Learoyd making it 2-1 in the 39th minute.

The game descended into a scrappy affair and Thame’s equaliser was very much route one, Carl Davies getting on the end of a knock-down to score.

But luck was with the hosts as Landers saw his deflected effort beat Craig Hill, with the triumph moving North Leigh up to ninth.

Leam Howards scored a second-half equaliser as Kidlington held high-flying Halesowen Town 1-1.

The visitors opened the scoring shortly before the break, but Howards hit back in the 55th minute.

Both sides had a man sent off later in the game, but neither team could force a winner.

Wantage Town were unable to build on their New Year’s Day win over North Leigh.

The Alfredians could not recover from conceding two first-half goals at Aylesbury United as they lost 2-0.

In Premier Central, Banbury United survived a scare to triumph 4-2 over basement boys Redditch United.

Morgan Roberts gave Mike Ford’s men the lead early on, but their opponents fought back to surprise the hosts.

The visitors equalised almost immediately and then went ahead just before the half-hour mark, leaving Banbury with plenty to do in the second period.

Ravi Shamsi levelled from the penalty spot and the hosts regained the lead midway through the half, John Mills scoring.

Amer Awadh curled home an excellent effort in the closing stages to make the points safe.