Frustration goes on for Spalding United boss

INJURY BLOW: Neal Spafford was forced off after just 16 minutes of Saturday's defeat at Stocksbridge Park Steels due to a calf strain. Photo: TIM WILSON
INJURY BLOW: Neal Spafford was forced off after just 16 minutes of Saturday's defeat at Stocksbridge Park Steels due to a calf strain. Photo: TIM WILSON
  • Evo-Stik Northern Premier League First Division South
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Spalding United have stayed in the promotion play-off pack despite five successive league defeats.

They remain fourth ahead of Saturday’s home game against Romulus who have moved level on points in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League’s First Division South.

The Tulips are only seven points ahead of 16th-placed Stocksbridge Park Steels who beat them 2-1 on Saturday.

Boss Marcus Ebdon said: “It seems bizarre that we are still in fourth place but a lot of teams have not played so the bad weather has kept us up there.

“It’s a competitive league but you can’t really judge it because teams have games in hand to go above us.

“We’ve got the points in the bag but we could have been in an even better position.

It seems bizarre that we are still in fourth place but a lot of teams have not played so the bad weather has kept us up there.

Marcus Ebdon

“It’s frustrating to have five defeats after starting with an unbeaten run.

“It looked like we would get a draw on Saturday but the first goal was a big mistake from our keeper (Michael Duggan) and the winner was a cracking strike.

“In the last 20 minutes we had enough chances to get at least one point. We were very disappointed to get nothing.”

Central defender Neal Spafford is set for an injury lay-off after pulling a calf muscle on Saturday.