Leary: We need winning run

Action from Spalding's midweek win
Action from Spalding's midweek win

Skipper Michael Leary feels Spalding United are ready to put together another winning run.

But he urged his team-mates to keep their concentration in the push for promotion.

The Tulips bounced back from two defeats with a 2-1 midweek victory over third-placed Gresley in the Evo-Stik League First Division South.

Andrew Tidswell’s early opener was cancelled out by a penalty before half-time but Kern Miller headed home the late winner.

Leary said: “It was a great result for us, even though we had our backs against the wall for periods of the game.

“I don’t think they created too many chances and I can’t remember Michael Duggan making many saves.

“After how many chances we’ve missed in previous games it was about time that some good luck went our way this time.

“We would much prefer a scruffy win and three points than losing!

“Gresley were organised, strong and physical. You could see why they are up there in the league table.

“I would expect Coalville Town to be similar against us at home on Saturday.

“If we are resilient and we can raise our game again then we need to keep up our concentration levels and cut out the individual errors.

“We have proved so far this season that we have got the players to compete in this league.

“If we get a run of four or five wins then we can push for automatic promotion.

“That’s all we need to do as anyone can beat anyone in this league.

“We know the manager (Pat Rayment) wants us to play the right way and get the ball down.

“It’s just a case of taking our chances at the right times.”