town leave foster baffled by display

Daventry Town's Barry Deacon slips the ball past  Romulus defender  Henry Eze at Communication Park
Daventry Town's Barry Deacon slips the ball past Romulus defender Henry Eze at Communication Park

Daventry Town manager Darran Foster says he wants someone to explain the game of football to him.

That’s because Foster saw his side end a run of six straight Evo-Stik Northern Premier League defeats by turning in their best performance of the campaign.

If anyone can explain football to me then please do so

Daventry boss Darran Foster

Daventry beat Romulus 3-0 in Saturday’s Division One South clash at Communications Park where Foster will be hoping his side can continue their winning ways against Basford United this weekend.

Foster said: “If anyone can explain the game of football to me then please do so because Saturday was our best performance in a long while and after such a dismal run.

“The performance was exciting and full of energy which has been a long time coming, I really don’t think it was the fact that Romulus were poor but the fact we never gave them an inch. Romulus have had some sound results before this mini-blip.”

Having conceded ten goals in their last three games, keeping a clean sheet against a Romulus team which included the division’s top scorer Luke Keen in their starting line-up was an impressive effort.

The victory bounced Daventry up to ninth, just three points behind third-placed Sheffield FC. There are just three points separating seventh from 16th, with only leaders Stafford are stretching out ahead of the others.

Looking ahead to Saturday’s game, Foster added: “Basford will be yet another tough ask but a performance similar to Saturday’s could do us good and our home form has been pretty strong apart from the Sheffield performance. A win can work wonders and I hope the Romulus victory can kick-start us on again - we’re still only a point off the play-offs.”

Meanwhile, Foster has put in a seven-day approach for Coventry Sphinx striker Mitchell Piggon. Keeper Ben Heath is set to return against Basford in place of Iustin Cerga after serving a one-match ban.