Two goals from Jamie Gould ensured Daventry Town enjoyed a happy Christmas as Woodford United were beaten 3-0 in the Boxing Day derby at Communications Park.
Town maintained their bid for a promotion play-off place, but they were made to work hard for the points by a a hard working and young Woodford team that is still striving for a first point of the season.
Woodford keeper James Brassington, made a number of fine saves throughout the game, holding on tightly to the ball on several occasions, in the sticky wet conditions.
Brassington turned a fine effort from Adam Confue, around the post for a corner and Michael Bryan had a shot firmly held by the Woodford keeper, during the early exchanges.
Daventry were creating plenty of chances and went ahead after 26 minutes, former Northampton Town man Gould picking his spot with a sweet curling effort high to Brassingtons right.
Woodford had chances themselves, Eddie Kostiuk weaving his way past several Daventry defenders before having his shot blocked and bouncing high over the bar for a corner.
Daventry keeper Richard Morris also turned two Woodford attempts around his post, after fine shots from Joe Power and Eddie Kostiuk, threatened a Woodford equaliser.
New Daventry Town striker Robbie Brown, in from Nuneaton town for a month, scored the second Daventry goal on the hour, right winger Michael Bryan dribbled the ball to the goal line, then crossed it back to the edge of the penalty area, where Brown hit the ball first time, to send a curling shot past a despairing Brassington.
Daventry midfielder Adam Confue hit a rasping shot just wide of the right hand post, after good wing work by Scott Cross, then Ross Oulton had a shot tipped over the cross bar by the busy Brassington.
Cross also had a shot, luckily saved by the keepers feet, as Daventry began to take control of the game.
The final goal came in the 72nd minute, when Gould hit his second goal of the game, a perfect free kick placed high beyond the reach of the diving keeper.
Daventry Town are back in action on Saturday when they entertain Leighton Town at Communications Park (ko 3pm).