WATCH: Cobblers youngster Roberts nets twice in superb display for Banbury United

Cobblers teenager Morgan Roberts played a starring role for Banbury United on Boxing Day when he collected another man of the match award for his two-goal display against Stratford Town.

Friday, 27th December 2019, 6:51 pm
Morgan Roberts
Morgan Roberts

The high-flying Puritans ran out crushing 5-0 winners in the Premier Central derby at the Banbury Plant Hire Community Stadium.

Roberts grabbed a goal in each half while Ravi Shamsi, substitute John Mills and Giorgio Rasulo also got on the score sheet after half-time.

Roberts' first goal came on 26 minutes when he beat Kyle Ambris on the edge of the box and then fired past visiting goalkeeper Sam Lomax at his neat post.

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Shamsi and Mills added to the lead in the second-half before Roberts glanced home Charlie Hawtin's cross for his second goal with 20 minutes to go.

He also nearly got his first ever hat-trick when his snapshot was saved by Lomax late on.

"For the first goal I found myself one-on-one and just thought I'd take the shot," said the 19-year-old afterwards.

"That settled us down a bit and I was disappointed not to get a hat-trick, but I'm happy with the goals and a 5-0 win."

On recently extending his loan by another month at Banbury, Roberts addd: "I was pleased to stay. I enjoyed my first month and felt I did well.

"The lads are really good here and have helped me settle in. It's a good level and I just want to keep going."

Meanwhile, Jay Williams' return to action for Kettering Town was thwarted after their game against Brackley Town was called off due to a waterlogged pitch.