Davies reflects on Purton draw

FAIRFORD Town boss Gareth Davies praised the efforts of a determined Purton side who took a share of the spoils from Saturday’s 2-2 draw.

The visitors led twice, with the Reds earning a point thanks to a last minute header from Jason Milhench. Danny Hale had earlier restored parity after Matt Bennett had opened the scoring. Former Fairford frontman Nathan Gambling put the Wiltshire side ahead before Milhench’s late intervention.

“In spells of the game when we were dominating possession, they’d just seem to get a goal as we were getting on top which flattened us out a little bit,” Davies told the Swindon Advertiser.

“Too many of our lads weren’t at the races. Fair play to Purton they came and they had a plan – a point is a point.

“At the end of the day we didn’t get beat, we didn’t give up and that is the only positive I can take out of it.”

Davies also feels that his side need reminding they will have to roll up their sleeves at some point this season despite their dominant start to the campaign.

“When we have been beating teams by five or six I don’t think it has really done us any favours we’ve not really had a game,” added Davies.

“Purton was a game we had to be up for it and too many of our players weren’t at the races and we needed everybody at it.

“When you’re top of the pile you are there to be shot at and you have to deal with it. It is what it is.”

Fairford travel to Purton on New Year’s Eve, with a 2pm ko at The Red House.

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