Ford delighted to see Puritans get late point

Banbury United's Bradley Partner tackles Cinderford Town's Kieran Dovey. Photo: Rob Lacey
Banbury United's Bradley Partner tackles Cinderford Town's Kieran Dovey. Photo: Rob Lacey

Banbury United manager Mike Ford was delighted with the way his side fought back to take a point at Cinderford Town in Saturday’s Evo-Stik Southern League clash.

Skipper Andy Gunn grabbed the late equaliser in the 3-3 draw to keep United’s unbeaten run going in Division One South & West.

Ford said: “It was a thoroughly deserved point but, more importantly, it was another good performance which is what we are concentrating on.

“We had to make changes and the two boys who came in for Ricky Johnson and Jon Steedman - Bradley Cox and Bradley Partner - did fine but they were a bit nervous because it was their senior debuts.

“The players showed great character to get something from the game and we played some excellent football again. I’m always happy to give players their opportunities but it’s up to them to take them.

“We started slowly but got back into it before making poor decisions for a couple of ther goals. But the players will learn from their mistakes and the quicker they do the less errors we will make in future games.

“We’ve not been so commanding in the second halves of games lately and that’s because teams are working us out and trying to stop us playing out from the back. So we have to find another way to play from the back.”