Keen at the double as Daventry boost title chances with win at Aylesbury

TWO GOALS - Daventry Town striker Luke Keen
TWO GOALS - Daventry Town striker Luke Keen
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Daventry Town continued their promotion push with a fourth straight victory on Wednesday night, seeing off Aylesbury United 2-0.

Striker Luke Keen was the two-goal hero, and the win means Daventry are now 10 points behind Calor League Division One Central leaders Rugby Town with SIX games in hand.

Aylesbury groundshare with Leighton Town, and the win at Leighton Buzzard saw Town keep a third clean sheet on the spin.

It was also Darran Foster’s men’s third away victory in the past four matches.

Foster is a very happy man, and said: “This was a very good three points against a strong Aylesbury United.

“It is always pleasing to win any game, but last night had a special edge about it.

“The winning mentality and spirit the lads displayed earlier in the season has returned, and that will be a huge factor for the remainder of the season.

“I thought we were value for money in the first half, having had three goal bound shots cleared off the line, Luke keen smashing a shot against the crossbar and their keeper having to make two or three exceptional saves.

“It took a fantastic strike from Luke Keen to break the deadlock, to send us in 1-0 up just before half time.

“The second half was more testing. The Ducks putting the ball into our box at every opportunity, hoping that the aerial superiority would create chances, but our back five stood strong. We have probably got the best defence in this league.

“Luke was adamant the second goal was his, but like all good strikers Ashley Robinson was also trying to claim it went in off his knee!”

Daventry are back in Calor League action on Saturday when they travel to North Greenford.

Match Facts

Aylesbury United 0 Daventry Town 2

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Calor League Central Division One

at Leighton Town FC, Leighton Buzzard

Daventry: Richard Morris, Ollie Wilkinson, Tom James, Liam Dolman, Ashley Deeney, Adam Confue, Ross Oulton (Josh O`Grady 68mins), Ashley Robinson (Mykel Beckley 82mins), Luke Keen (Josh Blake82mins), Jimmy Husband, Ryan Howell

Goal scorers: Luke Keen 45/80mins

MOM: Luke Keen

In the book: None

Attendance: 125