Fairford Town may have secured their third successive win of the season and booked their place in the next round of the FA Cup but manager Jody Bevan was disappointed with his side’s second-half performance.
Two Connor Thompson goals gave Fairford a commanding 2-0 lead at the break against Enfield but a lacklustre start to the second half saw them quickly pegged back as the visitors levelled matters.
Fairford did eventually grab victory thanks to Ben Lodge’s winner after he capitalised on a defensive mix-up in the Enfield defence but Bevan admitted it was a game when he saw both the best and worst of his side.
“We look a decent unit,” said Bevan. “Some of the football we played, particularly in that first half was superb, the link up was a pleasure to watch.
“The second half was a chore. It was not a good second half but fair play to Lodgey, he chased down a lost cause and got the goal.
“I’m absolutely delighted, it is a perfect start but there is so much to improve on still.
“Just because we have won three games I do not suddenly think we are world beaters.”
Fairford were due to meet local rivals Wootton Bassett on Tuesday night but that game as now been postponed and it could be a blessing in disguise for Bevan’s men who suffered three key injuries in the match.
Goalkeeper Ben Mitchell looks to have suffered a broken finger while brothers Connor and Mason Thompson were both forced off at half-time with nasty injuries.
Young full-back Kallum Thomas was also sent off and he is now set to miss Saturday’s cup clash against New College at Cinder Lane.
Click on the video below to watch Jody Bevan’s post-match interview.