Ford rings the changes as Puritans get back on track

Banbury United manager Mike Ford had hinted he may shuffle his pack and he did so as the Evo-Stik Southern League leaders got back on track.

Monday, 14th March 2016, 8:49 am
Updated Monday, 14th March 2016, 8:54 am
Banbury United's Mark Bell takes on the Slimbridge defence. Photo: Edwin Barson

Following the midweek setback at Taunton Town, Ford made changes in defence and midfield for Saturday’s Division One South & West 3-1 success at Slimbridge and the United boss said it’s up his players to make it difficult for him to leave them out.

Goals from Ricky Johnson, Leam Howards and Felipe Barcelos kept United on top of Division One South & West.

Ford said: “It was just a case of steadying the ship after Tuesday’s result.

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“It was an ugly game, the pitch was awful which was a leveller. We didn’t get the ball forward with any quality in the first half.

“We got a couple of goals up but allowed them back into. We’re always capable of scoring goals and did what we needed to.”