Sat 27th Apr, 2008 - Season 2008

As luck would have it, we find ourselves with an unlikely shot for the playoffs. We play Altrincham who are 2 points above us and Nuneaton (also level with Altrincham) are playing cellar dwellers Hyde. If we win and Nuneaton lose, we're in. Any other combo and we're out.

We flood forward on the muddy Altrincham pitch to nab an early one, but none are falling. The closest is a netted shot by Okike that was called back for offside in the 9th minute. Okike is leading the way up front though and it's not long before he finds a header to make it 1-0. We turtle up a little to hold onto the lead, but Hughes slots one for Altrincham and we're level again. A penalty on the stroke of half time gives them the lead.

The second half starts like the first with an agressive push toward an equalizer. A defensive lunge on the edge of the box earns Harban his second yellow and we're in with a hope against 10 men. The ball bobbles around predominantly in their half as we pile on the pressure. Finally a rebounded shot lands for Hatton to draw us level. We keep at it to get the winner, but it never comes. It finishes 2-2 and we're kept at 7th for the season. Nuneaton draw as well so it would have been all in vain if we were to win.

We rode up the charts on the back of some good loaners, so we're still a little light on for next year. The atmosphere is good though and a challenge for the playoffs was far above what the fans and media were expecting. Maybe next year we can get a better start.

Worcester rolled it in this season, and even with 4 losses at the end of the season they still hauled in 90 points for the season. Grats to the champions.

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