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Droitwich Spa struggling to adapt to new Walshes Meadow home, admits joint-boss Oliver

Craig Gibbons 19th Oct, 2017

JOINT-BOSS Wayne Oliver admits Droitwich Spa are yet to get to grips with how to play at their new Walshes Meadow home.

The Saltmen are yet to win in Midland League Division Two at the ground of Stourport Swifts, something which Oliver says the management and players are trying to work on.

Frustrations away from the King George Playing Fields continued on Saturday when Spa suffered a 1-0 defeat to Feckenham, Daniel Murphy bagging the only goal of the game in the first-half.

Fellow joint-boss Mark Owen was even forced to put the boots back on as Spa struggled with player availability and suspensions.

But Oliver told the Standard he was not using that as an excuse.

“Again we failed to take our chances,” he said. “It’s a case of the same old, same old with us right now and Feckenham made the most of their one clear-cut chance.

“It’s a concern that we are not winning at our new home but that’s because we have not quite got used to the width of the pitch.

“We have not adapted and are yet to fathom out how to play in a consistent way on the surface.

“This is something we have spoke about and we are trying to address it.”

Spa have a week off from action before their league game at Barnt Green Spartak next Saturday.

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