FOOTBALL: Spalding United look for home comforts

Jenk Acar
Jenk Acar
  • Evo-Stik Northern Premier League First Division South - Spalding United v Market Drayton Town

Spalding United will be back home on Saturday in search of their first win at the Sir Halley Stewart Field since the end of September.

The Tulips have picked up one point from four games in front of their own supporters.

Following last weekend’s 3-0 victory at Loughborough Dynamo, they take on Market Drayton Town in the final home game before Christmas.

Spalding manager Dave Frecklington said: “Back-to-back wins would put us on track again.

“We haven’t won at home since beating Rugby Town in September so it has been a long time coming.

“We are desperate to do well but Market Drayton are a funny side who won 4-2 at home last weekend after a couple of heavy defeats in November.

We’ve won 10 out of 19 in the league and we haven’t been outside the top three so it’s been a great start.

Dave Frecklington

“Their manager Martyn Davies has done a good job on limited resources.

“We will need to be patient again, pretty much the same as last weekend when we went on to get our first home and away double this season.

“We’ve won 10 out of 19 in the league and we haven’t been outside the top three so it’s been a great start.

“If we were 10th and six points outside the play-offs, I would have taken that with a new group of players.

“Every manager will talk about togetherness and spirit but this is a tight-knit group and some of the lads have been in the same team for a few years.

“We had a little blip when key players were missing.

“Now we want to kick on because, although Witton Albion and AFC Rushden & Diamonds have games in hand, there is a gap down to seventh and eighth place.”

On-loan striker Jenk Acar is rated 50-50 with a shoulder injury while Jordan Lemon is back from a one-match ban.