‘Next games are crucial’

Jamie Moss challenges for the ball.
Jamie Moss challenges for the ball.

DARRAN Foster believes the next few matches could be crucial for the Motormen and is hoping they will signal a turning point for his hard-working squad.

The Motormen suffered a 1-0 defeat on Saturday but he said the recent run of disappointing results in no way reflected the 100 per cent effort put in by his players.

“Our next six games are absolutely massive,” said Foster, who added that he has no complaints about the work-rate of his players or their determination on the field each week.

The only area they were lacking was in not having enough strikers.

“The lads are playing extremely well – they are working hard.”

On Saturday the Motormen went behind to an early goal from Danny Beaumont – his 12th of the season – after only eight minutes.

Foster said the goal at Communications Park on Saturday – which proved to be enough to win the game – was the result of a defensive mistake from the Motormen.

But despite the early setback, United refused to give up the battle and there followed a spell of increased pressure from the Daventry outfit with numerous scoring opportunities and shots on goal.

Foster said the recent run of defeats had been “the roughest time” he had faced at the club but was hopeful that his side would see “a turning point” over the next few matches.

Foster praised Paul Beavor whom he described as an “absolute gem” who had won man of the match plaudits at Boston and again for Saturday’s home clash.

The Motormen have also signed a new keeper from Cogenhoe. Eighteen-year-old Anthony O’Conner was particularly impressive in his debut showing against Kings Lynn.