DAVENTRY TOWN: Foster delighted as Purple Army back his team at Belper

CUP OF HOPE - Daventry Town boss Darran Foster is delighted that more than 100 fans are travelling to support his team at Belper in the FA Cup today
CUP OF HOPE - Daventry Town boss Darran Foster is delighted that more than 100 fans are travelling to support his team at Belper in the FA Cup today

Daventry Town boss Darran Foster is hoping a travelling army of 100-plus supporters can inspire his team to FA Cup progression at Belper this afternoon (Sat, ko 3pm).

Town are in unstoppable form in the Calor League Division One Central, and boast a 100 per cent record that has seen them go four points clear at the top of the table with a game in hand.

But they switch their attentions to the FA Cup and a trip to Derbyshire tomorrow, and it is a game that has caught the imagination of the club’s supporters, known as The Purple Army.

“Everyone is looking forward to the FA Cup match at Belper,” said Foster.

“The response from the fans has been fantastic, and their support will help give the players a massive boost.

“It will be a very tough game. Belper have started the season well, but we want to be in the draw for the next round on Monday.

“The players will do everything possible to get us there!”

Town were 1-0 winners over Beaconsfield last Saturday, with a late goal from substitute Ryan Howell sealing the win.

“I never felt the goal was going to come,” admitted a relieved Foster.

“It was a performance that was slightly flat, but we never looked in danger of conceding and showed enough grit to dig out a result.

“I always knew it was going to be a tough game. Beaconsfield clearly came looking for the draw, so we found it very hard to break them down.”