Davis snaps up Cray to boost Ardley squad

Former Puritans captain  Luke Cray' has rejoined manager Paul Davis at Ardley United
Former Puritans captain Luke Cray' has rejoined manager Paul Davis at Ardley United

Newly-appointed manager Paul Davis has continued the rebuilding at Ardley United by snapping up another former Puritan who played for him last season in the shape of Luke Cray.

The former Banbury United skipper joins Carl Tappin, Lewis Stafford, Ade Talabi and Jacob Daffern at the UHLSport Hellenic League outfit who have won all three premier division games under Davis.

And the former Puritans manager is hoping to add another striker to his squad over the next few days.

Ardley’s latest victory came on Tuesday in the 3-0 success at Thame United, three days after the holders were knocked out of the Bluefin Sports Challenge Cup by Carterton Town.

Davis said: “We were just very poor on Saturday and didn’t apply ourselves, that’s why we lost.

“Carterton made it difficult for us and we started playing the long ball game which doesn’t suit us. My players are better suited to a passing game and they were able to do that at Thame.

“I told the players before Tuesday’s game that Saturday’s performance wasn’t acceptable. We were much better on Tuesday and I don’t think Thame will lose more than three games at home.

“They were a well organised team but didn’t really stretch us and we played like I know we can.”

Ardley return to action on Tuesday when they entertain Hook Norton in the first round of the Perpetua Press Floodlit Cup.