SALTMEN manager Mark Owen has called upon the town of Droitwich Spa to get behind him and his players for the club’s first-ever appearance in the FA Vase first round this weekend.
Droitwich go up against fellow North West Counties Premier side Whitchurch Alport at Walshes Meadow on Saturday (3pm), having beaten Wednesfield and Tividale to reach this stage.
With momentum on Spa’s side having cruised to a 7-1 victory away to Bustleholme last weekend, Owen is urging his West Midlands (Regional) League Division One team on to create history.
“It will be a totally different game against different opposition,” he said.
“As it’s been well documented, it’s the biggest game in the club’s history.
“Obviously it would be massive to win the game and show how much Droitwich as a club have improved in such a short space of time.”
“I’ve watched them before and they’re a good side, it would be brilliant if we get something out of the game.
A win would put Droitwich in the final 128 teams left in the competition and would earn them £825 in prize money, adding to the £1,275 earned by progressing to this stage.
“I’d love to have the whole of Droitwich town to get across to Stourport to support us if they’re not busy,” said Owen.
“It’s a shame that we’re playing out of the town at the moment, but I’m sure that all of the players will greatly appreciate everyone’s support.”
Droitwich will be full strength on Saturday apart from soon-to-be wed defender Mike Seeley, who will hope to be celebrating for more reasons than one come 5pm on Saturday afternoon.