Ford happy to see Puritans make their point at Kettering

Banbury United keeper Jack Harding and skipper Andy Gun thwart Kettering Town's Brett Solkhon. Photo: Peter Short

Banbury United keeper Jack Harding and skipper Andy Gun thwart Kettering Town's Brett Solkhon. Photo: Peter Short

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Banbury United boss Mike Ford says Saturday’s point at Kettering Town will give his side a big boost for Tuesday’s trip to leaders Chippenham Town.

The Puritans drew 2-2 in Saturday’s Evo-Stik Southern League clash at Kettering where Ford deployed a three-man central defensive partnership.

It’s a tough period for us and it doesn’t get any easier but the point will give the players a lot of confidence

Puritans boss Mike Ford

He said: “Mentally, it’s a tough period for us and it doesn’t get any easier as we go to the leaders on Tuesday. But the point at Kettering will give the players a lot of confidence for that game.

“You can’t come to a team like Kettering, with all their attacking armoury, and take the game to them. They had a lot of the ball but we scored two good goals.

“I would have settled for 2-2 before the game but with 15 minutes to go we had the best chances in a game that Kettering were desperate to win.

“It was a hard earned point, Jack Harding will question whether he should have saved the shot from long range but I will question why we allowed their player to get the shot in.”