Motormen step up a gear for cup victory

DAVENTRY United manager Darran Foster heaped praise on his team after their winning performance against Bardon Hill Sports in the FA Cup extra preliminary round on Saturday.

The Motormen battled their way to a 2-1 success after going in at half-time goal-less.

“We started very brightly to be honest with a much better performance than we had in the league,” said Foster.

After a 0-0 stalemate after 45 minutes, the Motormen moved up a gear in the second-half and soon reaped their reward.

A move that initially featured Will Briscoe ended with a through pass to Tom Lorraine who found the bottom corner of the net to give them the advantage.

The second came 10 minutes later when Tom Lorraine chipped the keeper to score his second of the day.

The Motormen found themselves under increasing pressure in the closing stages of the game but managed to hold off the onslaught until conceeding a scrappy goal late in the game.

Foster said his side had shown “a bit of character” and said the victory was an important result for the club after a mixed bag of results so far.