Davis looking for Ardley to pick up where they left off

Leam Howards has helped to turn things around at Ardley United
Leam Howards has helped to turn things around at Ardley United
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Paul Davis will be looking for Ardley United to hit the ground running when they resume UHLSport Hellenic League action this weekend.

Ardley face two premier division games in four days, starting with Saturday’s rearranged home fixture with Brimscombe & Thrupp. Then Ardley, who are unbeaten in ten games in all competitions, travel to Flackwell Heath on Tuesday.

If we can finish in the top three that will be a great season for us

Ardley manager Paul Davis

Davis said: “If we can finish in the top five that will be a very good season, if we can finish in the top three that will be a great season for us.

“I’ve now got a group of players who I can trust. I’m the first to admit I got it wrong in the summer and signed good individual players but some didn’t click.

“But this is still my first full season as a manager and I’m still learning the game. At Abingdon Town, Banbury United and here I came in after each club started the season with a different manager.

“We’ve got four tough games coming up and if we can come through those with a few points that will put us in a strong position.”

Four Banburyshire teams will be hoping to make progress in the Oxon Senior Cup this weekend.

Ardley have a bye after Carterton folded but fellow UHLSport Hellenic League outfit Easington Sports entertain Heyford Athletic and Hook Norton travel to Chinnor.

Oxon Senior League side Adderbury Park go to Eynsham Association and Cropredy visit Freeland.

Saturday’s second round ties all kick-off at 1.30pm.