Banbury United boss Mike Ford has been better performances from his team but knew the important of getting back to winning ways.
A solitary goal from Conor McDonagh kept United’s play-off hopes alive with the winner in Saturday’s Evo-Stik Southern League clash at Hayes & Yeading United.
People tend to look at the result and judge the performance from thatPuritans boss Mike Ford
Merthyr Town could only manage a draw at Kings Langley so that means the gap is now down to a point in the race for the final premier division play-off place.
Ford said: “People tend to look at the result and judge the performance from that. We lost last week but I thought we played really well in the second half.
“We played really well in the first half at Hayes so if you put the two halves together, we’ve got an outstanding performance. But obviously the halves didn’t add up because one was last week and one was this week.
“As a team, we worked really hard and if you do that you generally get your rewards. There have been games this season when I have been elated by our performance, it was good on Saturday but I know we can be better.
“We dug in when we had to and if Jack Harding hadn’t pulled off that save and Hayes equalised, they may have thought they could have gone on and won the game. That would have been very disappointing for the players on the back of last week’s defeat.”