Harborough Town challenged to push for top eight spot

Manager Spencer sets challenge...
Town boss Stuart Spencer (right).Town boss Stuart Spencer (right).
Town boss Stuart Spencer (right).

Harborough Town have been challenged to push for a top-eight finish.

The Bees stretched their unbeaten run to four matches following Tuesday evening’s 3-1 victory over Rothwell Corinthians and the HTFC Community Ground.

After three consecutive draws, Town picked up three vital points in their quest to improve upon their four straight 11th-place finishes in the United Counties League Premier Division.

Now Spencer is challenging his side, currently 12th, to aim even higher.

“If we can turn draws into victories and pick up points from our next three or four games we can be looking up the table,” he said.

“We want to break the cycle and end the season above that 11th-place finish.

“If we can have a really good end to the season I believe we can finish in the top eight.”

Spencer admitted that he had ‘taken my eye’ off the league table in terms of plotting where points will come from.

Instead, he prefers to concentrate on geeing up his side in their quest for more victories.

“If we win games of football then we will have done enough to finish higher,” he said.

“Our points total will be our points total and we will finish where we deserve.

“Our main priority is making satisfactory progress.”

Harborough face two away fixtures this week.

They travel to 14th-place Peterborough Northern Star on Saturday before Wednesday’s visit to Sleaford Town (KO 7.45pm). The Greens are currently second-bottom.

“We have to be at our best,” Spencer added.

“If you’re not on it then you can easily get caught out at places like Sleaford.”