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Banbury United Football Club is an association football club, based in Banbury, Northamptonshire. Founded 92 years ago in 1931, the team currently compete in the National League North, the 6th tier of English football.

They play their home matches at Spencer Stadium, and are nicknamed "The Puritans".

The team's playing kit is manufactured by The Terrace.


Banbury United was formed in 1931 as Spencer Villa.

They changed their name to Banbury Spencer in 1934 and were elected to the Birmingham Combination in 1935.

They became professional in 1946 and finished runners-up in the league in 1947-48, reaching the First Round Proper of the FA Cup.

In 1965 they changed their name to Banbury United and were elected to the Southern League in 1966.

They struggled in the 1990s and were relegated to the Hellenic League in 1990-91.

After a successful campaign in 1999-2000, they won promotion back to the Southern League and then won a play-off for a place in the Premier division in 2004.

After a run of bad form and budget cuts, United were relegated in 2014-15.

They then won the South & West division the following season and returned to the Premier division.

They reached the First Round Proper of the FA Cup for the third time in 2020-21 and won the Central Division Championship to earn a place in the National League Regional Divisions for 2021-22.