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21st Oct, 2021

FOOTBALL - Droitwich Spa boss Crowther "wary" of AFC Bentley test

DROITWICH Spa manager Andy Crowther is “wary” ahead of his side’s clash with AFC Bentley this weekend as the Saltmen put their unbeaten record on the line.

 

Spa won 6-2 away at Wyrley United last weekend courtesy of Connor Collins’ hat-trick, Alex Dugmore’s brace and Luke Molloy’s fourth strike of the season.

 

That win extends Spa’s unbeaten run to nine matches in the West Midlands Regional League Division One as they gear up to face AFC Bentley at Walshes Meadow.

 

The game marks Droitwich’s third at home this season and Crowther is delighted to be playing in front of home supporters for the first time in almost one month.

 

Crowther said:”We’re looking forward to getting back and playing in front of the home fans.

 

“Bentley have picked up a bit of form, they’re a team to be wary of, they won last week.

 

“All I’ve been asking the lads to do is be consistent, if we can do that then there shouldn’t be any worries.

 

“We always enjoy playing at Stourport, it suits our game down to a tee getting the ball down and playing.

 

“We’re looking forward to Saturday, it’s nice to come back to Stourport and hopefully get the three points again.”

 

Droitwich were in scintillating form last time out as they put six goals past their opponents – despite falling behind in tricky conditions – with Crowther delighted by his side’s performance.

 

Crowther added: “With the way the conditions were, we went a goal down early but the lads responded well – it’s probably the best they’ve played all season.

 

“The lads showed great character, going one-nil down in awful conditions, the game could have gone in completely the opposite direction.

 

“We went in at half-time two-one up and we dominated the game in the second-half.

 

“Connor is starting to find his feet now, he’s leading the line well, he’s starting to find his form.”

 

Tomorrow’s game kicks off at 3pm at Walshes Meadow.

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