Frustrated Daventry Town boss Foster demands more goals

NOT HAPPY - Daventry Town boss Darran Foster
NOT HAPPY - Daventry Town boss Darran Foster

Frustrated Daventry Town boss Darran Foster is demanding more goals from his misfiring team.

Foster is disappointed with Town’s continuing shortcomings in the firepower department, with last weekend’s 0-0 draw against Northwood leaving him very unhappy.

Daventry dominated their opponents in the Division One Central clash at Communications Park, but not for the first time, things went awry in the final third.

And Foster said: “How can you produce that many chances and not win a game?

“The performance up until the last third was excellent, we defended very well and we constructed so many chances we should easily have won the match and scoring goals is fast becoming an issue.

“We have fashioned plenty of scoring opportunities but too often have failed to convert them into goals, which is not good enough.

“We are squandering too many clear cut chances in front of goal, and this clearly cost us two points against Northwood.”

It has left Foster to wonder if he has got the right squad together, and even questions some players’ commitment.

But he is staying positive, and remains hopeful things will still click for his side.

“I thought I had a nice balance to the team and was confident in the players I have selected,” said Foster.

“But at the moment that loyalty appears to be kicking me in the teeth! Players must take responsibility and show concern for their jobs on the field.

“Sadly, I feel I have some players who appear they would rather be elsewhere, which is not good enough.

“For three matches now we have looked a much better side, the work-rate of much of the squad has been exceptional and I am sure we are not too far away from kicking on.

“New teams take time to settle and with our injuries of late it has been a very tough start to the season, but we feel the performances are getting better.

“We are tirelessly working on ideas on how to correct our goal scoring issues, and then we will climb the table and make a serious play-off push.

“The league has been very inconsistent with Kettering unexpectedly losing at Marlow, Potters Bar dropping all three points at Uxbridge, Hanwell losing at home to Beaconsfield and Rugby Town dropping points at Chalfont.

“Royston Town look like the team to challenge for the title but it’s a very long season and much will change between now and next April.”

Reflecting on the Northwood draw, Foster added: “We showed plenty of energy and movement across the field.

“We were never in danger of losing, but we should have taken all three points.

Daventry, who on Saturday travel to rock-bottom Hayes, were beaten 2-1 at Brackley Town in the NFA Hillier Senior Cup on Tuesday night, their goal coming from Dior Angus.