Ford admits he nearly took captain off before he bagged second goal

Banbury United captain Ricky Johnson is mobbed after scoring the second goal against Royston Town
Banbury United captain Ricky Johnson is mobbed after scoring the second goal against Royston Town

Mike Ford admitted he nearly took Ricky Johnson off before the skipper netted his side’s second goal against Royston Town.

Ford said: “I was going to take Ricky off because he’d had a few knocks and has only been back in training a short time. But then I saw him head clear a dangerous free-kick and realised I had to keep him on the pitch. He stayed on and ends up getting his second goal in as many games.

“John Mills will always get goals and would never want to come off but after signing Jannai Gordon, we’ve got another attacking option on the bench.”