Boss bemused by Spa defeat

By Jamie Arrowsmith 08/03 Updated: 14/03 19:49

A FRUSTRATING afternoon for Droitwich Spa saw them beaten 3-0 at Feckenham in Midland Combination Division One on Saturday despite producing a good performance.

Boss Richard Goode admitted to being ‘amazed’ at the final whistle as to just how his side has ended up on the end of such a scoreline after watching his players impress throughout.

“We played as well as we have played for months,” he said.

“We were great from the first whistle, dominating possession and creating plenty of opportunities.

“I just stood there in amazement at the final whistle as to how we had lost the game 3-0.”

Spa, who sit 16th in the table following the defeat, fell behind five minutes before the break and Feckenham added to their advantage in the 75th minute before completing the scoring in injury time with the last kick of the game.

“I asked for a big push from the players and I certainly got it. They were all gutted in the changing room afterwards and I felt for them, they all put in a real shift,” Goode added.

“Their front two made the difference at the end of the day as they took the chances that came their way.

“That is the biggest lesson we have to learn from Saturday, taking your chances whilst on top, we didn’t do that unfortunately on Saturday.”

Spa, who suffered a blow with a ligament injury to Ben Stanway at Feckenham, are without a game on Saturday which Goode said is a disappointment as he would rather see his side in action.

“Given how well we played on Saturday I would rather we had another game to try and carry it on,” he said.

“We’ve got five games remaining, starting with the leaders Littleton in a couple of weeks. It gets no easier but we’ll keep doing our best and try to finish as high up the table as possible.”

With Spa having no game the focus will turn to the Reserves who, led by John Reid, travel to Inkberrow Reserves in the semi-finals of the Evesham Hospital Minor Cup (3pm).

FAIRFIELD Villa return to action tomorrow when they entertain Littleton in Midland Combination Division One.

Paul Oakes’ side were not in action last weekend and will be looking to secure a ninth league success of the season when the leaders arrive at the Recreation Ground for a 3pm kick-off.

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