Foster delighted as Daventry show strength in depth to beat Ramsgate

Daventry Town boss Darran Foster
Daventry Town boss Darran Foster

Daventry Town boss Darran Foster hailed the strength in depth of his squad as they progressed into the next round of the FA Trophy.

Foster made five changes to the team that played in the 2-0 FA Cup defeat at Chesterfield last weekend, yet still they managed to see off Ramsgate 3-2 at Communications Park.

“Five changes just proves what a squad we have,” said Foster on Twitter.

“The Purple train keeps steaming on, massive two league games to come.”

Daventry were without the injured Ashley Robinson, Ryan Howell and Mykel Beckley, and Adam Confue was suspended.

Skipper Liam Dolman was a surprise starter though, having recovered quicker than expected from the hamstring strain that forced him off after 54 minutes at Chesterifled.

Those recalled included Tom James, Neil King, Scott Cross and Chris Murphy.

Former Cobblers striker Cross was the man to give Daventry the lead and they were 2-0 ahead at the break thanks to a strike from Tom James.

Ian Pulman pulled one back for Ramsgate, but Daventry quickly restored their two-goal cushion with Murphy hammering home a 20-yard strike.

Town goalkeeper Richard Morris pulled off a couple of good stops to maintain that lead, and although Ramsgate scored a late second through David Pilcher, Daventry held on for the win.

Town are back in Calor League Division One Central action on Tuesday when they entertain Uxbridge (ko 7.45pm).