Daventry draw a blank at Goole

Daventry Town captain Jason Lee missed Saturday's defeat at Goole
Daventry Town captain Jason Lee missed Saturday's defeat at Goole

Daventry Town manager Darran Foster will be looking for his side to get back on track when they entertain Spalding United in Tuesday’s Evo-Stik Northern Premier League clash.

His side could have gone joint second in the Division One South table had they won at Goole AFC on Saturday but they lost 2-0 to goals in each half from Jamie Coulson and Bobby Johnson.

Daventry were without captain Jason Lee after his wife gave birth on Thursday so striker Nabil Shariff wore the captain’s armband. But Daventry welcomed back midfielder Ross Oulton after a spell at Bedford Town and he should add a lot more quality in the middle of the park where he can influence the game most effectively.

Daventry fell behind in the 23rd minute to a goal from Coulson, his sixth of the season, and Johnson doubled his side’s advantage in the 67th minute, taking the Vikings up to sixth in the table.

Daventry played well creating a number of goal scoring opportunities but the Goole back line were strong and organised, keeping a clean sheet for the first time this season.

On Tuesday Daventry return to Communications Park, entertaining tenth placed Spalding who reached the third qualifying round of the Emirates FA Cup for the first time in 11 years on Saturday, winning 3-0 against Coalville who had two players sent off.