Ford laments loss of another two points for Puritans

Callum White gave Banbury United the lead at Evesham
Callum White gave Banbury United the lead at Evesham

Banbury United boss Mike Ford could not hide his disappointment after seeing his side let slip another two points from a winning position.

The Puritans conceded two late goals in the 2-2 Boxing day draw at Evesham United and remain just outside the Evo-Stik Southern League play-offs, having surrendered a two-goal advantage gained with goals from Callum White and top scorer Ricky Johnson.

We should have won the game, it’s as simple as that

Puritans boss Mike Ford

Following the Division One South & West clash Ford said: “For an hour we passed the ball around and Evesham couldn’t get near us. But at 2-0 up the game became too easy for us and when they got a goal back we became too edgy.

“The game should have been dead and buried before that and we should have been three or four goals up. We’ve not taken our chances and we’ve not seen the game out.

“We should have won the game, it’s as simple as that, I know we could say we would have taken a point before the game but it felt like a defeat afterwards.

“It’s a point but it should have been all three. We stopped doing the things which got us 2-0 up and I don’t think Evesham deserved anything from the game.”