A nervy wait ahead for Spa

By Jamie Arrowsmith 26/04 Updated: 30/04 15:42

DROITWICH Spa travel to Lichfield City tomorrow for their final Midland Combination Division One game of the season with their fate no longer in their own hands.

Richard Goode’s men sit one place off the bottom of the table, three points behind next best Northfield with a goal difference three worse.

They have also played two more games than Northfield but with no confirmation of how many sides will be relegated out of the division, Goode says his men have just got to worry about themselves and trying to end the season on a high note and then seeing what happens.

“Obviously the situation is out of our hands now but we don’t even know what will happen if we finish second bottom,” he said.

“All we can do is go to Lichfield in a positive frame of mind, try and put on a good performance and pick up the three points.

“It seems unlikely that even that will be enough for us to finish the season above Northfield as they are on a good run at the moment. But that said, after watching the two Champions League semi-finals this week, it has restored my faith that anything can happen in football.”

Spa, who were not in action at the weekend, have performed well in the first half of matches in recent weeks but struggled to maintain their level of performance in the second half and Goode hopes that will change at Lichfield.

“We really need a 90 minute performance as they can just about to finish third still so they still have something to play for themselves,” he said.

“In the last five weeks we haven’t conceded a goal in the first half but then gone on to only get one point.

“I expect everything from the lads because that is what they have given me all season, their spirit has been amazing in what has been a tough season and hopefully we’ll get some reward for it.”

Spa face a number of injury problems ahead of the game with long term absentees Ben Stanway, Ben Brogan, Jay Maycroft and Spencer Yates now joined by Christ Cartwright and Tom Blunt as being unavailable.

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