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Banbury United manager Mike Ford knows his side has the right qualities

Banbury United manager Mike Ford knows his side has the right qualities

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Banbury United manager Mike Ford has set his sights on extending his side’s unbeaten run to seven games.

The Puritans are back in action on Tuesday when high-flying Chippenham Town are the visitors at the Banbury Plant Hire Community Stadium.

You have to have the ability to overcome teams, no matter if they are at the top or bottom of the table

Puritans boss Mike Ford

United made it six games unbeaten in the Evo-Stik Southern League by taking all three points at Cambridge City on Monday. That came on the back of Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Biggleswade Town.

Ford said: “You have to have that ability to overcome teams, no matter if they are at the top or bottom of the table.

“Every team is going to have a spell in any game when they will have more of the ball and you have to defend. We did that brilliantly at Cambridge in the closing stages.”

They were two games Ford felt his side should have won but he will be happy with four points from six after going behind in both games.

And that’s something which is satisfying for the United boss who admitted he would have settled for a point in the closing stages at Cambridge. But his players had other ideas.

Ford explained: “With ten minutes to go I was setting us up to get the draw but the players wanted to win the game. I was going berserk on the touchline but they got the winner.”