Davis concentrating on the result and not goal difference

Histon keeper Enol Ordonez can only look on as Carl Tappin's shot flies past him for the Puritans' fourth goal on Saturday
Histon keeper Enol Ordonez can only look on as Carl Tappin's shot flies past him for the Puritans' fourth goal on Saturday

Banbury United manager Paul Davis says goal difference will not be discussed ahead of Tuesday’s crucial Evo-Stik Southern League clash with Slough Town at Spencer Stadium.

The Puritans remain in the premier division relegation zone despite Saturday’s 4-0 victory over Histon but could climb out of it on goal difference on the final day if they win their last two games against Slough and Chesham United and Frome Town lose at St Neots.

Goal difference is not a concern to us at the moment, let’s get to Saturday first of all and then we can look at that.

Puritans boss Paul Davis

The Puritans are four goals worse off than Frome but that could be made up if they win both games and they have scored more goals than the Somerset outfit which would give them the advantage should it come down to that.

Davis said: “Goal difference is not a concern to us at the moment, let’s get to Saturday first of all and then we can look at that. The most important thing is to win against Slough and hopefully the goal difference will take care of itself after that.

“I won’t be putting any pressure on the players about goal difference but if we win I think we will score more than one goal because we’ve not won 1-0 in the league all season. But we’ve yet to win back-to-back games and we have to do that on Tuesday, we have to go and get the job done against Slough.”

Davis will have a full squad to choose from against Slough in what could prove to be a massive game for the club and the Puritans boss will be looking for the fans to play their part again at Spencer Stadium.