JACOB Davidge’s penalty was enough to secure Kidlington a place in the Emirates FA Cup first qualifying round at the expense of Oxfordshire rivals Thame United.

The home side’s No 10 finished confidently from 12 yards just before the hour mark to ensure Ben Sadler’s men claimed the spoils in the preliminary round tie.

Neither of the BetVictor Southern League Division 1 Central teams were able to make the breakthrough during an even first half, with Thame marginally on top.

But the hosts came out quicker after the restart and got their reward after 57 minutes, with Davidge sending visiting keeper Chris Rackley the wrong way from the spot.

Lynton Goss had a golden chance to level the scores nine minutes before the final whistle, but he was thwarted by Christian Lawrence when put through one on one.

It was the closest the away side came and Kidlington were the ones celebrating when the final whistle blew.

Wantage Town also progressed to the next round after coming from behind to beat visitors Windsor 3-2.

The Alfredians went behind early on to an Adam Kirby header, but Ryan Knight levelled the scores in the 20th minute.

A handball in the Wantage box presented Windsor with the chance to restore their lead and Bill Montague made no mistake from the penalty spot.

Once again the home side hauled themselves level, this time with a penalty of their own as Knight converted for his second of the afternoon.

The game looked like it was heading for penalties, but Charlie Killie popped up to put Wantage in front for the first time and they held on.

Elsewhere, Easington Sports’ cup journey ended in heartbreaking fashion as they lost 7-6 on penalties to Dunstable Town, following a 1-1 draw.

The hosts had beaten Thame Rangers on spot kicks in the previous round and found their way past another Oxfordshire side through the same method.

Easington had replied to the Dunstable’s first-half goal shortly after the break, but missed their eighth penalty of the shoot-out to exit the competition.

Didcot Town also failed to make it through as they lost 2-1 at home to Royal Wootton Bassett.

The visitors went 1-0 up inside five minutes, but Seth Humphries quickly restored parity.

The Wiltshire side made it 2-1 early in the second half, but Didcot were unable to find an equaliser.

Meanwhile, James Roberts bagged two goals and an assist as Oxford City beat hosts Banbury United 6-1 in their pre-season friendly.

The visitors’ other goals came from a trialist (2), Zac McEachran and Elliot Benyon, while Harvey Bradbury had a penalty saved by home goalkeeper Jack Harding.

Jack Finch found the net for Banbury.