Daventry Town boss Darran Foster has warned his side against complacency as they prepare to take on Aylesbury at Communications Park tonight (Tues, ko 7.45pm).
Town threw themselves right back into the Evo-Stik League Division One Central promotion race with a stunning 4-2 win over high-flying Royston on Saturday.
It was the perfect response to Town’s 2-0 New Year’s Day defeat at Rugby Town, and lifted them up to seventh place in the table, four points off the play-off zone and 10 adrift of leaders Godalming.
But now Foster is telling his players they can’t afford to undo the good work done against Royston when they host an Aylesbury side currently 15th in the table, although that is a slightly false position.
Aylesbury have only played 17 games - four fewer than Daventry - and if they were to win their games in hand, will themselves be in the play-off shake-up.
“We must make sure we keep our feet firmly on the ground and work hard to chip away at the gap to be closed, between us and the top five clubs,” said Foster, in conversation with Jim Davis, the publicity officer for Daventry Town.
“Aylesbury, Northwood, Leighton and North Greenford, are the next four challenges, three of which are at home.
“We must use our home advantage to ensure we gain maximum points.
“Although it was a very pleasing to beat Royston so convincingly, it will mean nothing if we let ourselves down at home to Aylesbury.
“They are sleeping in mid-table at the moment, with several games in hand. They have won their last four games scoring 15 goals, so will be no pushover.
“This will be a very difficult game, but we are capable of beating them.”
Woodford United are also in league action tonight when they go to Burnham.
The Reds, who are bottom of the table and still without a point to their name, were beaten 3-0 at AFC Hayes at the weekend.
Burmham will be another tough test for Pete Harris and Paul Oddy’s men, as they currently sit fourth in the Division One Central table.