Back to earth for Daventry as they take on Doughboys in county cup

WORRYING MOMENT - Mykel Beckley shows the pain after he was injured by Ollie Banks on Saturday
WORRYING MOMENT - Mykel Beckley shows the pain after he was injured by Ollie Banks on Saturday

It’s back down to earth with a bump for Daventry Town tonight (Tues) when they take on Wellingborough Town in the NFA Hillier Senior Trophy at Communications Park (ko 7.45pm).

A little more than 72 hours after their brilliant performance in the 2-0 FA Cup defeat at Chesterfield, Daventry get back to the nitty gritty of their regular campaign with a county cup quarter-final.

And they are set to be without two of their star men from the weekend, as Mykel Beckley and skipper Liam Dolman nurse injuries suffered in the trip to the Proact Stadium.

Left winger Beckley has a cut shin after being hurt in a clash with Chesterfield’s Ollie Banks, while Dolman has suffered a suspected pulled hamstring.

“Bully’s hamstring could be gone, so we could be looking at three or four weeks there,” admitted Foster.

“We’ll see how recovers, but we have some good replacements and good cover.

“Joe Henderson can step into Liam’s shoes, that won’t be a problem as he is an ex pro himself.”

As for Beckley, a cut shin is a bit of a bonus as at one point on Saturday it looked as though he may have done some serious damage.

He was stretchered off the field in some pain, but as the injury settled down it was clear there was no break.

“It was a strong challenge on Mykel , but I think it was fair enough,” said Foster.

“The tackle was right by us, and the lad didn’t go in high or anything he just followed through.

“Those things happen, and Becks just got stuck in the mud a bit and that made it worse for him.

“If his studs hadn’t had been in the ground he could have been put up in the air and he would have been fine.

“He was having a good game for us as well, he was a pacy outlet, and once we had lost that we failed a little bit.”

Daventry will be keen to win tonight’s game as they are bidding to reach their second successive Hillier Senior Cup Final.

The Purple Army were beaten 3-1 by Corby Town at Sixfields in the showpiece final last season.