DAVENTRY United eased their relegation worries with a vital win against Wellingborough Town at Communications Park on Saturday.
But the Motormen could easily have scored in double figures if it wasn’t for a series of missed chances and shots rattling the woodwork.
Despite making hard work of their win, United manager Darran Foster was delighted that his side had held off the opposition to the final whistle.
He admitted after the game to being “chuffed to bits” with the result.
Tommy Waldock put United into the lead in only the 13th minute and this was followed minutes later by another from the ever-reliable Tom Lorraine.
The match was a dour battle with the play moving from end to end as United and then Wellingborough piled on the pressure around the goalmouths.
Wellingborough saw their determined efforts rewarded just before the half hour with a goal from Jason Turner.
This led to a tense closing stages of the game in which the woodwork was struck on several occasions and both sides had their share of chances.
The win puts Daventry nine points clear of the relegation zone.