Foster unhappy at Daventry performance at Beaconsfield

NOT HAPPY - Darran Foster
NOT HAPPY - Darran Foster

Daventry Town boss Darran Foster has admitted his team’s performance in Monday night’s 3-1 defeat at Beaconsfield was ‘not acceptable’.

Town suffered their second defeat in the space of three days following the 4-3 loss to leaders Burnham on Saturday, and Foster’s men are now struggling in their bid for a promotion play-off place in Division One Central of the Evo-Stik Southern League.

Daventry, who go to Slough on Saturday, are now 12 points off the top five and Foster is still unhappy about Monday’s performance.

“Beaconsfield was a big wake up call to us all,” Foster told Jim Davis on the club’s official website.

“The first half was the worst we have played all season and not acceptable, we never competed in any area of the pitch and we were lucky not to be three or four down by half time.

“Although the wind was a major factor, we still have to conduct ourselves better.”

Town were 1-0 down at the break, and although they levelled through a Jamie Gould penalty, the home side went on to complete a deserved win.

“The second half was much better, as we pressed them back and got the deserved equaliser,” said Fosater.

“It was just a shame it only lasted 60 seconds, as we made a terrible mistake, giving the ball away in a bad area and duly got punished for it.

“The own goal we conceded just about summed the night up for us.”