Puritans will be tested to the full over busy period

Banbury United's Paul Stonehouse and St Ives Town's Daniel Moyes challenge for possession
Banbury United's Paul Stonehouse and St Ives Town's Daniel Moyes challenge for possession

The games are coming thick and fast for Banbury United with an Easter weekend double-header coming up.

The Puritans travel to Frome Town for Saturday’s Evo-Stik Southern League clash and two days later entertain Stratford Town.

I’m planning on Frome having one of their better days because they can spring a surprise on any team and I don’t want that to be us

Puritans boss Mike Ford

Boss Mike Ford said: “It’s always a difficult game at Frome, they won’t change the way they play. On their day they can beat anyone but on another they can lose to anyone.

“I’m planning on Frome having one of their better days because they can spring a surprise on any team and I don’t want that to be us.

“Stratford have got some good players, all over the pitch and especially in the attacking areas. We’ve got to be careful we don’t leave the back door open when we’re attacking.”

Meanwhile, Ford reckons Jack Self could make double figures with goals if he starts to believe in himself more. Self opened the scoring against St Ives Town and Ford said: “Jack Self could end up with double figures.

“Jack just needs to believe himself more than he does but he is always looking to get a goal which some players don’t see as part of their game, he does.”