Frustrated Daventry praying that the rain stays away

Daventry Town boss Darran Foster
Daventry Town boss Darran Foster

Daventry Town were forced to call off their eagerly anticipated rearranged match with county neighbours Kettering Town on Tuesday, due to a waterlogged pitch.

Both clubs have suffered due to the dreadful weather during January and February and were desperate to get the match on, but were once again defeated by the weather!

Daventry Town groundsman, John Foster is now praying there will be very little rainfall on Thursday and Friday, so that Saturday’s home game against Potters Bar Town can go ahead.

John said: “The pitch was fine on Monday, but the heavy downpour, including sleet and snow, on Tuesday morning, created large pools of water across the pitch.

“We need a good two days free of rain to enable the pitch to drain off, dry out and provide a good playing surface.

“I am hopeful that the match will go ahead on Saturday.”

Despite playing no football matches for three weeks, Daventry Town boss Darran Foster has been busy building his squad for what promises to 
be a very difficult last 10 weeks of the season, as Town pushes on for a play-off promotion spot.

Foster was very pleased to have finally got Husband to put pen to paper, having spent several weeks trying to strengthen key areas of his team.

Foster said: “James Husband will bring some much needed experience to the squad.

“He is capable of playing anywhere down the left hand side, but will also bring that winning mentality to our team.

“He is a skilful left-sided player who can play at full-back or wide left midfield.

“James has plenty of experience of football at premier division level, having made more than 250 appearances for Leamington Town since signing in December 2005.

“He signed for them while a student at nearby Warwick University, and has tasted success at that level.”

Husband was popular with supporters at Leamington, earning a well-deserved accolade of player of the season in 2007-8.

Besides Leamington, he has also played at Tooting & Mitcham, Stratford Town and Airbus FC.

On Saturday, Daventry Town are looking forward to hosting Potters Bar Town.

If the game goes ahead, it will only be Town’s second home match of 2014.

The Scholars have struggled this season, winning just seven games, but they only lost 1 -0 at home to table topping Rugby Town in their most recent encounter.

On Tuesday Daventry travel to Egham Town, who recently won at promotion hopefuls Dunstable Town.

They too will prove to be a real test for a Daventry 
team which has sometimes struggled on their travels.

LAST weekend also proved to be a blank one for the area’s UCL teams.

Long Buckby’s scheduled home date against Peterborough Northern Star was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch, and it was a similar story in division one, where Woodford United’s Byfield Road date with Raunds Town was called off.

This Saturday, Woodford are scheduled to play Buckingham Town at home, while Buckby travel to Huntingdon Town.