Ford urges players to seize the moment

Banbury United's Ricky Johnson gets in a shot at Biggleswade Town. Photo: Guy Wills
Banbury United's Ricky Johnson gets in a shot at Biggleswade Town. Photo: Guy Wills

Banbury United boss Mike Ford says he is determined not to let the season drift away.

The Puritans have two Evo-Stik Southern League home games on the spin and Ford will be looking for his side make the most of that advantage.

I don’t want the season to drift away and I won’t allow that to happen

Puritans boss Mike Ford

The Puritans entertain Weymouth in Saturday’s premier division clash at the Banbury Plant Hire Community Stadium where Ford is looking for his side to bounce back from last weekend’s disappointing defeat at Biggleswade Town.

Ford said: “Weymouth are as good a side as we’ve played and that game now becomes more difficult for us because we lost at Biggleswade.

“That puts more pressure on us. But it’s not about losing ground on those teams above us because I’ve never spoken about us getting into the play-offs this season, even though others have.

“However, I don’t want the season to drift away and I won’t allow that to happen. I told the players that, in game terms, we are only 60 minutes into the season, they’ve done all the spade work and got themselves into a really good position.

“We’ve won a lot of games so far but we haven’t drawn enough which we’ve ended up losing.

“We should be six points better off than what we are if we had drawn more of those games that we lost.

“I’m still frustrated about the defeat at Biggleswade, even four days later. We’re scalp for a lot of teams now and the players have got to realise that.”

Jack Westbrook, who missed the Biggleswade game through illness, should be fit to return but Ford hinted there would be other changes.