Ford praises his side’s character as they make their point

Banbury United manager Mike Ford praised his side's character following draw
Banbury United manager Mike Ford praised his side's character following draw

Banbury United boss Mike Ford praised his side’s character after they got an unlikely point to extend their unbeaten run to six games.

Jack Self’s stoppage-time equaliser earned the Puritans a 1-1 draw in Tuesday’s Evo-Stik Southern League clash with Merthyr Town at the Banbury Plant Hire Community Stadium. United had been outplayed for most of the premier division contest but stuck to the task and got their late reward.

Ford said: “It was a fantastic point for us, some teams would have folded but we kept going and in the end we got the goal.

“My team never knows when it’s beaten but if we had played with the same mentality we had during the run of four straight defeats we would have been three or four goals down in the first half.

“It’s only one point but it feels like a victory and it keeps the momentum going.

“The Merthyr fans will have gone home disappointed not to have got all three points but still be happy with their side’s performance. And our fans will be happy because of our second half display and getting a point.

“I think we deserved a point in the end although I’m sure they won’t agree with that. If I was them I know I wouldn’t agree with that!