Droitwich Spa 0-1 Feckenham
Spa slip to second straight defeat
Droitwich Spa slipped to their second straight defeat at home to Feckenham on Saturday.
Once again the Saltmen were struggling with injuries and suspension, missing no less than 6 players; Joint-Manager Mark Owen had signed to play such was the situation - his first competitive appearance in over 2 years!
It was Droitwich that started the game on the front foot and created several good chances - all of which were spurned by either poor finishing or saves from Millers' stopper Josh Goddard - Haydn Morris also had an effort cleared off the line. The veteran Owen, despite being somewhat off the pace of the game played some classy passes but failed to get any shots off.
At the other end, Feckenham also had some opportunites, however more poor finishing was on show as Oliver was not tested.
The Millers did take the lead mid-way through the half - as a Spa attack broke down, the visitors broke away and, with the Saltmen defence out of shape a pin-point through ball was latched on to by Danny Murphy who finished clinically with only Oliver to beat.
This seemed to knock the stuffing out of the hosts who failed to create any further chances in the first period.
The second half began in much the same fashion - Andy Crowther hit the post while another effort was cleared off the line.
However chances were at a premium; especially for Spa as a well organised Feckenham defence stood resolutely against any further threats, and Droitwich quickly ran out of ideas which resulted in a long ball forward which was easily dealt with.
Feckenham could have gone further ahead, but Oliver made an excellent save and was quick off his line to deny both Ellicott and Murphy.
Another disappointing showing from a much changed and out of form Droitwich and Feckenham just about deserved the win for their endeavour over the 90 minutes.
With no game next week, Droitwich will no doubt try and re-group before visiting fellow strugglers Barnt Green Spartak on Saturday 28th October.