FA Trophy: Spalding United aim to extend unbeaten away run

Pat Rayment
Pat Rayment
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Spalding United are back on the road this weekend with a chance to extend their unbeaten away run.

The Tulips make the trip to Newcastle Town in the FA Trophy preliminary round on Saturday.

Pat Rayment’s side picked up their opening away win this term in the Evo-Stik League First Division South as new signing Jake Newman got the only goal at Daventry Town on Tuesday night.

Spalding had drawn all four previous league games on their travels but claimed two away victories in the Emirates FA Cup.

Rayment said: “We are doing plenty of mileage at the moment but we are really looking forward to this tie on Saturday. It holds no fears for us.

“We need to keep our momentum going.

“We are in the lowest tier of clubs in the FA Trophy so it’s all about going as far as we can and also trying to earn as much prize money as possible along the way.

“The biggest frustration is that we should have won all of our away games apart from on the opening day of the season at Romulus when we were happy to take a point.

“We need to turn draws into wins so I was pleased to beat Daventry after we had dropped too many points at Sheffield, Market Drayton Town and Basford United.

“We’ve finally got that first away league win this season and we are still unbeaten on the road.

“We are starting to turn the corner now. We look stronger and more balanced with our new additions.”

The winners on Saturday will collect £2,500 and face a home tie in the first qualifying round on October 31 against Loughborough Dynamo or Kidsgrove Athletic.