Town Talk: Do or die for the Yellows at Whitby
THERE were no midweek favours for Warrington Town in their diminishing hopes of reaching the Evo-Stik League play-offs.
Last weekend’s 2-1 home defeat to Stafford Rangers has severely dented any chance of finishing in the top five, and all their main play-off rivals picked up wins, with the exception of Buxton.
Buxton lost against Workington, another team in the mix for the play-offs, while Grantham, Whitby and Spennymoor all won away at Coalville, Mickleover and Skelmersdale respectively.
It’s do or die this Saturday, when the Yellows make the long trip to Whitby where nothing but a win will do.
Whitby are currently in the box seat in fifth, though Workington are in theory in the best position given their game in hand against lowly Ilkeston.
This weekend’s fixtures:
Buxton v Grantham Town
Nantwich Town v Ilkeston
Spennymoor Town v Rushall Olympic
Stourbridge v Frickley Athletic
Sutton Coldfield v Matlock Town
Workington v Halesowen Town
Grantham have been resurgent of late, and find themselves in seventh position knowing that they must win at rivals Buxton to maintain their hopes.
Sutton Coldfield have the potential to throw a spanner in the works, as they did against Spennymoor last week, when they host Matlock, though the Yellows are perhaps less concerned about Matlock given they play them in the final game of the season.
The general consensus was that 82 points would be about right for the play-offs – the most Warrington can get is 80 now.
Nothing but three wins from three will do from here on in just to have a chance of what would be a remarkable achievement.
Warrington entertain Ashton United in their final home game of the season on Easter Monday, kick off 3pm.