23rd Jul, 2019

Oliver delighted as Droitwich Spa go top after 4-0 victory at Bloxwich Town

Craig Gibbons 31st Jan, 2017

DROITWICH Spa joint-boss Wayne Oliver was left pleased by the Saltmen’s professional performance in the 4-0 victory over Bloxwich Town which moved them to the summit of Midland League Division Two.

With former leaders Alvis Sporting Club in Presidents Cup action, Spa made the most of the opportunity to leapfrog their Coventry-based title rivals on Saturday as they raced into a 3-0 half-time lead thanks to goals from Nick Seabourne, Bradley Burgess and Louis Bridges – his first for Spa since arriving from Pershore Town.

Burgess then added his second and Spa’s fourth goal after 89 minutes to round off a complete performance at the Old Red Lion Ground.

Oliver said: “We knew it was going to be a difficult place to go to but we adapted ourselves well to the conditions and played well.

“Our first half display was particularly impressive and we deserved to get the three points.

“All in all we was glad to walk away with the three points and avenge our previous defeats to them.”

Table-topping Spa face promotion hopefuls Paget Rangers at the King George Playing Fields on Saturday (2.30pm KO) knowing victory could go a long way to deciding who goes up at the end of the season.

Forwards Aston Gunter, James Lemon and Macauley Finch are all out with injuries while defender Matthew Hunt, winger Bradley Burgess and striker Bridges are away.

“We have got ten ‘cup finals’ left now,” Oliver added. “We have a big game against Paget who will be in-and-around the promotion spots come the end of the season.

“There’s still plenty of football left to play so finishing in the top two does not hinge on the game.

“However, I believe Saturday’s result will go a long way in deciding the order for the top four.”

With promotion in mind, the Saltmen will be holding a club meeting on Monday to discuss ground-sharing possibilities for next season.

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