18th Dec, 2017

Droitwich Spa targeting first home league win of the campaign this weekend

DROITWICH Spa joint-boss Wayne Oliver is targeting a first home win of the Midland League Division Two campaign this weekend.

Walshes Meadow, the home of Stourport Swifts, has not been a happy hunting ground for the Saltmen since their move from the King George Playing Fields, which is undergoing ground developments.

Spa have played four times in the league at their new home and are yet to register a single win – drawing one and losing three.

And with sixth-placed Knowle the visitors on Saturday, Oliver told the Standard he wants the three points, no matter what.

“If we have to win ugly, we will win ugly,” he said.

“It is about time we won at home and we only have one more chance after Saturday of getting a league win at Stourport before the New Year.

“It would be an early Christmas present if we picked up a vital three points this weekend.”

Spa, who sit 11th in the table, head into the clash with Knowle on the back of Saturday’s 3-1 defeat to promotion-chasing Montepllier.

The Studley side raced into a 3-0 lead before Nick Seabourne bagged a consolation late on.

“Our performance was much better than in recent weeks but individual mistakes cost us,” said Oliver.

“We had no complaints with the result and if the lads put in a similar shift against Knowle I am confident we can get a win.”

Meanwhile, midfielder Max Crisp has dropped down a level to join Midland League Division Three side Alcester Town while striker Louis Bridges has signed for FC Stratford.

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