Football
Goode calls for Spa to hit back

By Jamie Arrowsmith 29/03 Updated: 02/04 11:39

DROITWICH Spa will set out on something of a revenge mission tomorrow when they visit Midland Combination Division One basement boys Northfield Town.

Richard Goode’s side, who sit two places and seven points above tomorrow’s opponents, were beaten 4-0 at home in the reverse fixture in January, a result the boss admits still sits uneasy with him.

“I expect a reaction and a performance out of the lads tomorrow to make amends for what happened that day against Northfield,” he said.

“I certainly didn’t underestimate Northfield going into the game and I would hope my players didn’t either.

“It is a big game for us as we want to try and finish as high up the table as possible. Hopefully three points tomorrow will take some pressure off the players heading into our next game against Stretton Eagles.”

Spa did not have a game on Saturday but the Reserves were in good form as they triumphed 5-1 at Coton Green in Midland Combination Reserves Division Two.

Goode highlighted the importance of getting his squad selection right for tomorrow’s game with a number of players having put themselves in contention.

“It was a good win for the Reserves and there are a couple of players who are in our thoughts.

“I believe I will be taking a very strong squad with me, it is important we get our selection right as three points for us on Saturday would be huge.

“Despite the importance of the fixture, we won’t be approaching it any differently to any other. We don’t perform at our best when chasing a game so we will try to keep things tight, not concede and then try and cause them some problems at the other end.”

Goode expects to be without Jay Maycroft and Henry Davis tomorrow but hopes to have Tom Blunt, Roger Denby and Ben Stanway back available for selection.

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