‘Nothing to lose’ for Spalding United

UP FOR IT: Action from Spaldings 2-1 victory against Kidsgrove last month when Tom Waumsleys strike was followed by keeper Ben Chapmans own-goal.
UP FOR IT: Action from Spaldings 2-1 victory against Kidsgrove last month when Tom Waumsleys strike was followed by keeper Ben Chapmans own-goal.
  • Evo-Stik Northern Premier League First Division South - Kidsgrove Athletic v Spalding United (Saturday 3pm)
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Let’s go for it! – that’s the message to keep Spalding United’s play-off dreams alive and kicking.

The Tulips have dropped to ninth place in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League’s First Division South.

We always want to win every game and we’ll try to finish as high up the table as we can. If that’s good enough for the play-offs, then great.

Danny Hussey

They are nine points away from the promotion pack with just nine games to go.

The trip to Kidsgrove Athletic on Saturday is the first of three successive away games before the next home match on Easter Monday.

Assistant-boss Danny Hussey said: “We are still not putting our chances away and that has cost us.

“We have defended well but we need to be ruthless and clinical up front.

“We must also play for 90 minutes and not just for 45.

“Last weekend at home to Rugby Town, we seemed to take our foot off the gas in the second half. We have probably done well to come away with a 1-1 draw in the end.

“If we can play well for 70 minutes then it’s just a case of putting the ball in the back of the net.

“Overall we need to play better for longer periods and maybe take a gamble inside the penalty box.

“We’ve got nothing to lose in terms of the play-offs as we have some winnable games to put together a run.

“We always want to win every game and we’ll try to finish as high up the table as we can. If that’s good enough for the play-offs, then great.

“Tom Waumsley found a bit of form with his hat-trick against Goole when Stuart Eason made his debut.

“Stuart held the ball up and it seemed to be a nice pairing, so hopefully he will be fit this weekend.”

Midfielders Dan Banister (ribs) and Dan Lawlor (illness) are rated doubtful.

Centre-half Neal Spafford was taken off last weekend as a precaution on his return from a knee injury.