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Joint-boss Oliver urges Droitwich Spa fans to come out in force for clash against Continental Star

Craig Gibbons 28th Feb, 2017 Updated: 28th Feb, 2017

DROITWICH Spa joint-boss Wayne Oliver is calling on the fans to come out in force this weekend against Continental Star.

With just three home games left of the season, Oliver wants the Saltmen supporters to really get behind the team as they bid to secure promotion from Midland League Division two.

Tabletoppers Spa welcome basement club Star to the King George Playing Fields tomorrow (Saturday) knowing they cannot afford to slip up if they want to sustain their promotion charge.

And with home games against Redditch Borough and title favourites Alvis Sporting Club on the horizon, Oliver is urging fans to come out in their numbers.

“The fans have been magnificent all season – they really are our 12th man,” he said.

“Both home and away the fans have given us some phenomenal support which we really appreciate.

“We have got three home games left of the season so we want as many fans as possible to come down to the games and cheer the lads on.”

The Saltmen go into the game against Star on the back of Saturday’s 3-2 victory over local rivals Barnt Green Spartak.

A hat-trick from Nick Seabourne secured the points for Spa who did not have it all their own way as strikes from Nathan Stoute and Nuuradiin Ismail set up a tense finish.

Despite claiming victory, Oliver bemoaned a lack of missed chances which could have made the result more convincing.

“We were particularly poor in the first half and the players had a bit of a roasting at half-time,” he said.

“After the break we come out a totally different side but it was a case of the same old, same old as we could not take our chances.

“I think the scoreline flattered Barnt Green a little as we should have won by a greater margin.

“That said, we were pleased to collect the three points.”

With second placed Alvis taking on fifth placed Paget Rangers, who sit 16 points behind Spa and have six games in hand, next Tuesday night, Oliver admitted he and fellow joint-manager Mark Owen will be keeping a close eye on the fixture.

“Me and Mark will be going to watch the game as it could have implications on who goes up at the end of the season,” Oliver added.

“The result will go someway in deciding who could get the promotion spots but there’s a lot of football left to play so nothing is guaranteed just yet.”

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