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Spalding United host Lye Town in the Northern Premier League





Spalding United manager Elliot Sandy doesn't want his players to feel sorry for themselves ahead of their return to action tonight (Tuesday).

The Tulips host Lye Town in a rearranged Northern Premier League Midlands Division match at the Sir Halley Stewart ground.

Spalding go into the game against their seventh-placed visitors after conceding an injury-time equaliser in their weekend home draw with league leaders Harborough Town.

Manager Elliot Sandy. Photo: Chris Lowndes
Manager Elliot Sandy. Photo: Chris Lowndes

The Bees struck deep in stoppage time to secure a share of the spoils after a fine display from Sandy's charges.

The Spalding boss said: "We have to dust ourselves down and go again because we're still in a great position to achieve what we want to.

"We need to make sure that we don't feel sorry for ourselves and treat Saturday as a positive.

"We went toe-to-toe with the top team in the league and should have won it really."

Spalding will be out to avenge a defeat from earlier in the season in tonight's match with Lye.

They will also be aiming to keep up the pressure on both Harborough and Quorn who also in action this evening against Walsall Wood and Quorn respectively.

Riley O'Sullivan puts Spalding ahead on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes
Riley O'Sullivan puts Spalding ahead on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes

Sandy added: "Lye beat us earlier in the season and they are a really organised team who are usually pretty solid.

"They had a setback after losing to Shepshed on Saturday and they will be wanting to put that right.

"We have to keep fighting for the league and take each game as it comes. Anstey and Harborough are both top teams and we're up there with them."

Tonight's match is the second game of four in 10 days for the Tulips who then face Shepshed and Hinckley over the Easter weekend.

The experienced Glenn Walker was withdrawn through injury on Saturday while James Clifton is serving a four-match suspension following his sending off against Anstey.

Sandy commented: "It's a busy spell but we've got a really good squad which will need to be used.

Jake Duffy heads home Harborough's late equaliser on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes
Jake Duffy heads home Harborough's late equaliser on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes

"I've said all along that I've got every faith in my squad and, if someone comes out, then the person going in is just as good.

"We might to need to freshen it up to try and look after the boys to keep them as fit as possible."

Loan striker Tyler Winters could feature after missing Saturday's match due to his Peterborough United commitments while the Tulips have also signed defender Kieron Dawes.



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