BANBURY gained a revenge 27-20 win for a narrow 19-15 early season defeat at Greyhound when the city side wound up their pre-Christmas programme on Sunday.

It was a disappointing way to close the first part of the season as injuries disrupted the side in the second period after two Carly Whent tries had given Greyhound a half-time advantage.

Whent crossed the line wide out after a 20m run to give the visitors the lead but Banbury responded quickly with a try under the posts. Both scores were unconverted.

With Greyhound dominating up front thanks to the front three of Claire Higginson, Jo Woolley, Sintija Ziraka, the visitors regained the lead before the break thanks to Whent's second score.

Laura Jenkins and Ziraka were both forced off at half-time due to injury and Banbury took advantage with two converted scores.

Greyhound hit back with another try after Charlotte Mayo-Evans was brought down just short of the line.

A penalty and a further Banbury try extended the home side's lead before Whent raced over for her third try with a sprint from the half-way line to end the game on a high.

Greyhound Ladies are back in action on Sunday, January 6 when Cheltenham Civil Service are the visitors.