Ford wants to repay fans with final day display

Banbury United's Ricky Johnson and Bedworth United's Barry Fitzharris goes for a header. Photo: Steve Prouse
Banbury United's Ricky Johnson and Bedworth United's Barry Fitzharris goes for a header. Photo: Steve Prouse

Banbury United boss Mike Ford says he wants to give the fans something to cheer on the final day of the Evo-Stik League South season.

The Puritans entertain lowly Hitchin Town in Saturday’s premier division central clash at the Banbury Plant Hire Community Stadium. And Ford will be looking for his side to produce a top performance to sign off.

We’re trying to finish the season strongly and show some appreciation to our supporters, who have turned up week-in, week-out to see us play

Puritans boss Mike Ford

In the main, United’s home form has been very good and gates have reflected that, so Ford wants to repay the fans on Saturday.

Ford will want United to try to break the 50-point barrier in their final game and they should do against a Hitchin side that sits one place above the relegation zone but safe in the comfort they cannot go down with their points tally.

Matt Richards and Greg Kaziboni, who both missed Monday’s game, are expected to be back so Ford should have a full squad to choose from.

He said: “We’re trying to finish the season strongly and show some appreciation to our supporters, who have turned up week-in, week-out to see us play.

“It’s been a long season but I’m looking forward to finishing it strongly. We’ve got the Oxon Senior Cup final to look forward to on Tuesday so the players will be trying to book their place in the side.”