A town which most people associate with the nursery rhyme Ride a cock-horse to Banbury Cross.
Banbury is a market town which is well worth a visit, with Parson’s Street in the Town centre full of independent shops, cafes and Ye Olde Reindeer Inn which is steeped in history and was used by Oliver Cromwell, while laying siege to the now destroyed Banbury Castle.
It is said Oliver Cromwell planned the Battle of Edgehill in the pub’s fine wood-panelled Globe Room, which was also used as a courtroom to try many Royalists.
So why not visit Banbury, the Ye Olde Reindeer pub have a pint of Hooky Beer which is brewed in the nearby Village of Hook Norton, and pay Easington Sports a visit, you are sure to receive a warm welcome.
The clubs proudest moment game in the 2019/2020 season when a Craig Robinson goal gave is a 1-0 over Cirencester Town Dev to clinch the Hellenic League Division One West Championship and promotion to the Hellenic League Premier Division for the first time in the clubs history.
In our first season we were sitting in a very credible 8th when the season was cut short due to COVID-19.
I for one am backing the #letfansin campaign currently running on Twitter.
I do not understand the government’s stance on playing games behind closed doors while the rest of the country is opened up, I really hope that this situation is sorted soon otherwise there’s every chance the Non League Pyramid will lose friendly clubs like Easington Sports that I enjoy following.
(Photos from E. Barson Photography)