Davis has no excuses for latest defeat

Banbury United's Jack Westbrook holds off Weymouth's Jacob Wannell. Photo: Graham Hunt
Banbury United's Jack Westbrook holds off Weymouth's Jacob Wannell. Photo: Graham Hunt

Banbury United manager Paul Davis had no excuses for his side’s poor showing against Corby Town apart from the game coming quickly on the back of Saturday’s late defeat at Weymouth.

Davis said: “I don’t want to hide behind excuses and the late kick-off hampered Corby as much as it did us.

“They were a decent side but we didn’t get near them and I don’t know where we go from here. Hereford was our last league game here and we lost that one 5-1 and tonight we’ve been done 5-0. I don’t want a revolving door policy at this club but after that performance there needs to be changes.

“Corby are one of the best teams we’ve played along with Hungerford but we didn’t test their keeper all night. We can’t rely on opposition teams giving us goals, like we do, we have to create them.

“Our big players need to get going in these games and tonight they didn’t. The performance at Weymouth was very good, the players put in a big effort there, perhaps they felt the effect of that tonight because I didn’t make too many changes to the team.

“But we’ve got a big squad so perhaps it’s time for other players to get their chance, like Carl Tappin who has come in and done well in the last games.

“Leigh Bedwell kept us in it at 1-0 but their second goal has come from another mistake when we gave the ball away and the ball is in the back of our net a few seconds later. Those individual errors are costing us each game.”

Reflecting on the opening goal from the penalty spot, Davis added: “I was too far away from the penalty decision to have a clear view, I can only assume that Jack [Westbrook] thought the ball was over the line and the referee got it wrong but you should never pick the ball up in that position.

“Jack has been a versatile player for us this season but needs to learn from that mistake.”