KIDLINGTON hit back from a 2-0 half-time deficit to dent Didcot Town’s play-off hopes on Saturday.

Julian McCalmon’s side, who are battling to secure Evo-Stik South League Division 1 Central safety, snatched a 2-2 draw following a superb display after the break.

It looked bleak for the strugglers when Sam Barder converted a

14th-minute penalty to put Didcot ahead.

And then Luke Carnell volleyed home from 12 yards in the 33rd-minute to double the advantage.

However, Kidlington roared back into the game, Declan Benjamin pulling a goal back just three minutes into the second half.

And they were on level terms when Anaclet Odhiambo raced through to make it 2-2 on 66 minutes.

Both sides looked for the winner, but were unable to find a breakthrough.

The point sees Didcot occupy the final play-off spot, while Kidlington are three points outside the relegation places.

That final position in the drop zone is taken by North Leigh, who moved off the bottom thanks to a superb – and vital – 3-0 success over Aylesbury, who are the new basement side.

Ben Brown headed the Millers ahead three minutes before half-time.

And they double their lead 11 minutes after the break when George Seacole played in Henry Landers who made no mistake.

North Leigh wrapped up the points in the fifth minute of injury time when Jordy Ngathe was fouled in the box and Landers converted to make it 3-0.

The Millers are now just two points behind Dunstable and three behind Kidlington having looked doomed a couple of weeks ago.

Thame United’s play-off bid is still very much alive after a 2-1 home win over Berkhamsted.

Jamie Essex’s header put Mark West’s side in front seven minutes before half-time.

And they doubled their advantage on 55 minutes when Duran Martin fired home from 25 yards.

A nervy finish saw Cameron Brooks reduce the deficit 14 minutes from time, but Thame held on and are just a point behind the top-five.

  • GIORGIO Rasulo missed a penalty as Banbury United were held to a 0-0 draw at Leiston in the Premier Central Division.

Mike Ford’s side had the best chance to snatch victory with ten minutes remaining, but Rasulo’s spot-kick was saved by home goalkeeper Charlie Beckwith.