Banbury United manager Mike Ford says the turnaround is down to his players.
The Puritans head to fellow Evo-Stik Southern League outfit Cirencester Town for Saturday’s second qualifying round tie on the back of a three match unbeaten run.
The players have got to take all the plaudits, some have played out of position but they’ve adapted wellPuritans boss Mike Ford
United have come back strongly since losing four premier division games on the spin and capped it with a superb victory at leaders Chippenham Town on Tuesday.
Looking back on United’s revival, in which Ford has had to chop and change players and formations, the United boss added: “The players have got to take all the plaudits, some have played out of position and in different formations but they’ve adapted to it well.
“All I can do is put a side out there, see them do their best and hope you get the right result. We’ve been more difficult to beat in our last three games and the players have been excellent.
“Looking back on the games so far, we’ve played five of the top seven teams. So, in fact it has been a difficult schedule and to have won four games so far means we’re doing okay.”