21st Jan, 2018

Top six remains our target, vows Droitwich Spa joint-boss Oliver

DROITWICH Spa joint-boss Wayne Oliver stressed he still has his eyes firmly set on securing a top-six finish in Midland League Division Two this season.

The Saltmen currently sit ninth in the 16-strong table after 13 games and have yet to break into the top half of the table during the campaign.

However, Oliver remains confident his squad can still achieve their top-six target which was set before the season began.

“Trying to finish top is certainly out of the question now,” he said.

“But given how tight the league we are still in with a shout of finishing somewhere in the top six which is what we set out to achieve in August.

“Top four is still achievable if we can keep a good run going but we will look at getting into the top six first before focusing on that.

“Given everything what happened to us towards the end of last season and during the summer, I am quite happy with our league position so far.”

The Saltmen had Saturday’s league clash at Northfield Town postponed which meant Spa’s final game of 2017 was a 2-1 victory over Moors Academy on December 23.

Bradley Burgess and Nick Seabourne netted on that day as Spa picked up their first home league win of the season at Walshes Meadow, the home of landlords Stourport Swifts, at the fifth time of asking.

“It was good to finally kill the issue at Stourport even though we had won there in our cup games,” said Oliver.

“We dominated in parts and it was a good exercise for us.”

Spa have no fixture this weekend which means they return to action next Saturday when they make the trip to Smithswood Firs in the quarter-finals of the Les James Challenge Cup.

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