Shariff returns to put Daventry back on track

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Daventry Town manager Darran Foster will be looking for his side to make it back-to-back Evo-Stik Northern Premier League wins on Tuesday night.

Bottom of the table Tividale, whose form has improved in recent matches, are the visitors to Communications Park where Daventry will be looking to build on Saturday’s 2-1 success at Spalding United where Nabil Shariff scored the late winner on his return from Stamford Town.

The victory was tarnished slightly with the dismissal of substitute James Tricks who received two cautions.

The Tulips almost went ahead in the first minute when the ball came back off the bar and captain Nathan Stainfield saw his shot saved superbly by Ben Heath. Heath made another great save before Spalding his the bar for the second time.

Stainfield did put the ball in the net but the referee ruled his effort offside. The Tulips broke the deadlock three minutes before the break with a sweet strike from outside the area by former Deeping Rangers striker Jamie Graham.

Foster will have been pleased with the substitution he made after the hour mark with Kieron Fitzgerald equalising three minutes after replacing Mitchell Piggon.

Daventry equalised in the 72nd minute when a Joe Curtis corner found Fitzgerald who sent a looping header over flailing keeper Michael Duggan. And with just three minutes remaining Shariff turned swiftly in the box to thump the ball past the Duggan.

Tricks received a caution after reacting to a challenge from Adam Jackson and then got a second yellow card after an altercation with former Kettering Town winger Josh Moreman.