Ford has no fears about cup trip to Weymouth

Banbury United manager Mike Ford
Banbury United manager Mike Ford

Banbury United have been handed a tough tie in the Emirates FA Cup.

The Puritans have been drawn away to Weymouth in the first qualifying round next month.

We’ve had good performances and results there recently and there will be no expectations on us

Puritans boss Mike Ford

But boss Mike Ford said: “It’s not a draw we should fear, although it will be a difficult place to go as they’ve started the season very well and are scoring plenty of goals. But we’ve had good performances and results there recently and there will be no expectations on us.”

Before then, United head to Hitchin Town looking to extend their unbeaten start to the Evo-Stik League South season.

The Puritans go in to Saturday’s premier division central clash on the back of Monday’s draw with Stratford Town.

It looks as though Steve Diggin will be rested after playing with an ankle inury against Stratford.

Ford added: “At best, Steve Diggin will only make the bench so I’m hoping Ricky Johnson will have a good chance of being fit for Saturday.”

Following Saturday’s trip to Hitchin, United are in Evo-Stik League Cup action on Tuesday. They visit North Leigh for a preliminary round tie and it may give Ford the opportunity to give other squad players their chance to impress.