22nd Oct, 2018

Oliver: Droitwich Spa in for tough test in WMRL opener at Sikh Hunters

Craig Gibbons 8th Aug, 2018 Updated: 9th Aug, 2018

DROITWICH Spa kick-off life in West Midlands (Regional) League Division One this weekend with a trip to Sikh Hunters.

The Saltmen are on the road to Langley Lane on Saturday in what will be their first taste of the WMRL since their sideways switch from Midland League Division Two.

Wayne Oliver’s and Mark Owen’s men have had to wait a fortnight to play competitive football after completing their pre-season schedule on July 28 with a 12-0 victory over Hinton.

Sikh Hunters have already opened up their league account with a 3-0 victory over Old Wulfrunians last Saturday and Spa joint-boss Oliver revealed they had gone to watch their opponents to see what they were all about.

“They are a decent side and are high on confidence after beating a team which finished third last year,” he said.

“They were organised, had pace and I expect us to be in for a real tough game.

“However, the lads are excited so we shall see how the season maps out.”

Asked whether Spa had any targets for the season Oliver added: “It’s a bit of an unknown for us this year being in a new league so we have not set any immediate targets.

“We will take it each game as it comes, see where we are come Christmas and assess things from there.”

Matt Hunt (holiday) and Curtis Townley (suspended) are the only players missing for Spa’s trip to Sikh Hunters.

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