Daventry Town boss Darran Foster was delighted with his team’s performance in their stunning 4-2 win over high-flying Royston at Communications Park on Saturday.
The Town manager had called for a response from his players following the disappointing 2-0 New Year’s Day defeat at Rugby Town.
And get a response he did, as Daventry recovered fron going a goal behind to claim an impressive victory thanks to strikes from returning skipper Guy Sanders, Ashley Robinson, Nat Liburd and Liam Dolman.
Town could even afford to miss two penalties - Robbie Brown the guilty party on both occasions - as they inflicted just a fourth defeat in 25 games on Royston, who scored a late consolation to give the scoreline a more flattering look for them.
“I was very pleased with the result, this was a convincing victory against a top team and now it’s time for us to push on,” said Foster, talking to Daventry Town publicity officer Jim Davis.
“After the defeat at Rugby Town, it was important we bounced back.
“Our performance was attacking, positive and totally committed. There was not a single player who let me down.
“The returning Guy Sanders was immense and it was good to see Ryan Howell back in a purple shirt
“It was also very good to score four goals, but we know we should have scored more.
“The pace and attacking options of Robert Thompson-Brown and Nat Liburd worked extremely well and played a big part in us constantly opening them up.”
One frustration for Foster was the antics of the Royston players, who he felt went to ground too easily, far too often.
“Although we were 2-1 up at half time, we were becoming increasingly frustrated by the diving of some of their players,” said Foster. “And just as irritating were the officials, who did nothing about it.
“We were very professional in the second half, we never looked in danger as our back five stood firm and were dominant in possession.
“Once Royston switched from their compact 4-5-1 to 4-4-2 formation, we were in total control of the game.”