Ford’s frustration over two more dropped points

Banbury United substitute Leam Howards closes down Bishops Cleeve's  Aaron Drake at Spencer Stadium
Banbury United substitute Leam Howards closes down Bishops Cleeve's Aaron Drake at Spencer Stadium

Banbury United manager Mike Ford was disappointed to see his side drop two more Evo-Stik Southern League points following Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Bishops Cleeve.

Louis Joyce gave the Puritans the second half lead in the Division One South & West clash at Spencer Stadium but Shane Bumphrey equalised from the penalty spot.

Ford said: “The worst thing we did was score because apart from the opening ten minutes we totally dominated possession. But once we scored from a well worked short corner routine we stopped playing.

“I told the players the only group who can stop us passing the ball is ourselves. I didn’t see anything on the pitch or on their bench to trouble us but we just stopped playing.

“Their equaliser hasn’t come from open play but from the penalty spot. They will probably think they should have won but, in terms of possession, we had more of the game, although we didn’t create enough chances.

“We didn’t create much but we were still in control of the game and if we had got the second goal then I’m sure we would have gone on to win the game. It’s disappointing because that’s four times we’ve taken the lead in games and not got three points.”