It was not just Banbury United’s Steve Diggin who was delighted to get off the mark – so was his boss.

But manager Mike Ford knows Diggin’s value to his team, despite not scoring earlier.

“It was great for Steve [Diggin] to get off the mark.

But take the goal out of his performance and he was still outstanding, and he’s been like that all season,” he said.

“I didn’t think it would take him until November to get off the mark but when he did you could see how much it also meant to his team-mates.

“The rest has done him good, he was struggling with that injury at the start of the season, he looks sharper now.

“But it’s great when you’ve got some of his quality who is prepared to work as hard as that.”

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