‘We have found our rhythm,’ claims Hall

Chris Hall
Chris Hall

Spalding United midfielder Chris Hall believes his side are making the best of a bad situation in their unbeaten run in the Evo-Stik League First Division South.

The Tulips have gone 15 games and almost four months without defeat since a 4-3 loss at Sheffield on October 4.

Better still, Spalding have only lost twice at home to Chasetown and fellow title contenders Newcastle Town at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field.

Hall said: “We’ve found a rhythm and found what we do best on a pitch that isn’t great and teams don’t like coming here.

“We’d prefer to be playing on an immaculate surface, but it is what it is.

“We just work hard, we’ve got ability on the pitch in all positions and at the moment it’s working for us and long may it continue.”

Spalding visit leaders Newcastle on Saturday in search of revenge for their 2-1 defeat in September, despite a goal from coveted marksman Andrew Tidswell.

Spalding took their time to see off Rainworth Miners Welfare in a 2-0 win which puts them ten points behind Newcastle with a massive six games in hand.

Hall said: “It wasn’t a pretty game and it was quite difficult, particularly in the first half when we didn’t really get to grips with the game.

“It took us a while to get into gear but as our run has proved we’ve had to grind out results and Rainworth was no exception.

“We controlled the game and to be honest, Rainworth didn’t really trouble us and our keeper (Michael Duggan) hardly had a save to make as far as I can remember.”

Tom Waumsley and Jack McGovern supplied the goals to set the Tulips up for a mouth-watering top-of-the-table clash at Lyme Valley Stadium where the visitors can make inroads into the Castle’s league lead.

“When you are on a run like this, it’s quite nice to have games to keep the momentum going,” Hall said.

“With all these runs, at some time they always come to an end.

“But at the moment we’ll keep going, one game at a time and see if we can keep it up.”