foster adding six points to his list

Daventry Town manager Darran Foster
Daventry Town manager Darran Foster

Darran Foster knows what he wants on his Christmas wish list – six points from the next two Evo-Stik Northern Premier League outings.

Daventry Town travel to bottom of the table Tividale for Saturday’s Division One South fixture before welcoming struggling Rugby Town to Communications Park on Boxing Day.

Tividale proved a tough nut to crack at home and that proves there are no weak sides in this league

Daventry boss Darran Foster

Daventry’s much-anticipated clash with high-flying Shaw Lane Aquaforce fell victim to the weather on Saturday with standing water on the pitch at Communications Park. And that denied the club much-needed income as they have not had a home league game since mid-November.

Looking ahead to the next two games, Foster said: “Tividale proved a tough nut to crack at home and just proves that there are no weak sides in this league so we will be going there knowing what to expect.

“But we must continue the good work of late and do our best to get three points, even more so important as we need to go into the derby with Rugby high on confidence.

“But do not be fooled by Rugby’s position as they have a very good side and results of late are proving they will be climbing the table.

“I hope the weather holds and we can get a massive crowd to the game. I do not think I have been involved in a dull game with Rugby and it should prove to be another cracker on Boxing Day.

“Unfortunately the weather has beaten us for the first time this season, which was disappointing as it seems like an eternity since we have had a home fixture which is tough on the lads.”

Off the field, Daventry Town mayor Wendy Randall has backed the club’s efforts to get more people down to Communications Park.

She was due to attend Saturday’s postponed game against Shaw Lane Aquaforce. But the mayor was still able to appreciate all the hard work and dedication required to run so many junior teams when she met with some of the young players at the club and first team captain Jason Lee.

The club is trying to resurrect the Daventry Charity Cup which was last played for in 2005 and hope the mayor will present the trophy in a pre-season curtain-raiser.

In the new year, events planned in the clubhouse include a darts tournament, race night and a charity boxing night.