Time to back Town in title showdown

Daventry Town player-manager Arron Parkinson wants supporters to back his side
Daventry Town player-manager Arron Parkinson wants supporters to back his side

Joint-manager Arron Parkinson is urging supporters to get behind Daventry Town and help them across the line.

Town go into Saturday’s United Counties League clash with title rivals Wellingborough Whitworth full of confidence having regained top spot.

At the moment it’s all about points instead of team performance but we will need to be ten times better on Saturday to get a positive result

Player-manager Arron Parkinson

The division one leaders are one point clear of second-placed Bugbrooke St Michaels and have two games in hand on them.

But the main threat could come from third-placed Whitworth who, if they won last night’s (Wednesday) game in hand at Burton Park Wanderers will be just two points adrift ahead of Saturday’s showdown at Communications Park.

Parkinson said: “Saturday’s game against Wellingborough Whitworth could prove to be a decisive game towards who goes on to win the league. They are a very good side and have already given us two very tough games which saw lots of goals in both games.

“I really hope we can attract a big crowd on Saturday to get behind the boys and cheer us on to hopefully three massive points. Our home form this season has been fantastic and hopefully this gives us a slight advantage on the day.

“Apart from Tom Liversedge, we will be at full strength and Saturday’s win against Rushden & Higham United hopefully gave us fresh impetus to go on and win the title.

Looking back on Saturday’s 3-2 success at Ruchden & Higham United, Parkinson was delighted how his side fought back from 2-0 down to take all three points.

He said: “Saturday turned out to be a fantastic result and something which I didn’t see coming as we trailed the better side with 15 minutes to play.

“I can honestly say that the three points we picked up was not what the home team deserved. They was better than us in all areas for long periods but we dug in showed some resilience an enormous amount of character and belief after that to win the game.

“At the moment it’s all about points instead of team performance but we will need to be ten times better on Saturday to get a positive result.

Club officials have booked a supporters coach to go Bourne Town on April 1. Seats are £13, to book contact Brian Porter club.secretary@dtfc.co.uk or on 07903 859107.