22nd Nov, 2017

Next three games could make or break our season, suggests Droitwich Spa joint-boss Oliver

JOINT-BOSS Wayne Oliver suggested this week’s run of fixtures could ‘make or break’ Droitwich Spa’s season.

The Saltmen welcome Alcester Town to Walshes Meadow, the home of Stourport Swifts, tomorrow (Saturday) in the Les James Challenge Cup before playing host to Northfield Town in the Presidents Cup on Tuesday night (7.45pm KO).

High-flying Smithswood Firs are then the visitors to Walshes Meadow next Saturday in a Midland League Division Two encounter.

But with the possibility of being left in just one cup competition left after Tuesday night – the Worcestershire FA Saturday Junior Cup – Oliver told the Standard it’s going to be a season-defining week for Spa.

“If results do not go our way, our season is going to be hanging in the balance,” he said.

“Our next three games could really make or break our season.

“We will not be taking Alcester lightly even though they play in the division below and Northfield have already beaten us at home in the league so far so under no illusions have we got easy cup games.

“And Smithswood will be a really tough challenge so it is a difficult week for us.”

Spa head into their cup fixtures on the back of Saturday’s 3-1 victory at Barnt Green Spartak.

Max Crisp, James Lemon and Louis Bridges bagged the goals as the Saltmen moved up to ninth in the table. Despite the win, Oliver stressed Spa cannot get too carried away.

“Our home form is really poor and we need to address it,” he added.

“There is nothing worrying about our away form so we need to bring that to our new Stourport home.

“We have got three chances to get something right.”

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