FOOTBALL: Time for Tulips to turn the corner

Paul Walker
Paul Walker
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Spalding United boss Chris Rawlinson is hoping his team’s luck will turn when they face second-placed Alvechurch at the Sir Halley Stewart Field on Saturday.

With a run of five 2-1 defeats behind them in a traumatic month for the club, Rawlinson wants the promising form shown in last Saturday’s defeat at Belper Town to continue.

He said: “In the second half, we had some really positive action and should have got the win.

“We had good energy levels which bodes well. We are up for the future and have to get back to being hard to beat at home.

“It’s a very tight league and the bottom club could beat the top and vice versa.”

Centre-half Neal Spafford may be involved for the first time having recovered from the torn calf muscle suffered towards the end of Spalding’s win at Romulus.

Jamie Jackson

Jamie Jackson

Jonny Lockie is likely to get another chance up front following Jamie Jackson’s move to Matlock Town.

Defender Paul Walker has also left the Tulips, moving to National League North side Boston United on Friday.

Alvechurch have had a mixed week - failing to score for the first time this season while drawing at home to Newcastle Town last Saturday and then going out of the Integro League Cup 4-2 on penalties at Stafford Rangers after netting a second-half equaliser to draw 1-1 at full-time.