Saints have final chance to escape the drop

Brackley Town manager Kevin Wilkin knows his side have to win final game
Brackley Town manager Kevin Wilkin knows his side have to win final game

Brackley Town manager Kevin Wilkin knows it’s now or never for his side in the final game of the season when only a victory will be enough to keep them in with a chance of staying up.

Like last season, Saints’ Vanarama National League North status will go to the final game.

There is light at the end of the tunnel, it’s clear now what we have to do

Saints boss Kevin Wilkin

Victory against Tamworth at St James Park will keep Wilkin’s side up, providing Lowestoft Town do not win. Saints trail Lowestoft by two point but have a much better goal difference.

Wilkin said: “There is light at the end of the tunnel which wasn’t there after Saturday’s game at Curzon Ashton.

“Now it’s back in our hands, but not totally, we have a chance and we’ve got to take it.

“We trained on Tuesday night and some of the players wanted to know how Lowestoft were getting on but the game was delayed so I didn’t know. But it was a relief to hear the goals go in later in the evening.

“Opportunities have passed us by in recent games and we can’t afford to let that happen again on Saturday.

“It’s clear now what we have to do, if we win and Lowestoft do as well then there’s nothing we can about it but we must do our bit at St James Park. We’ve got to approach the game in the same as we have done in all our recent games.

“We’ve only lost once in ten games and if we could have turned two or three of those six draws into wins we would be clear. But that’s all in the past and now it’s all about Saturday.”