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Greens set for final day drama

Greensnet Editor
Mon 17 Apr 2017, 20:21

The battle to avoid relegation is going to the final day of the season after this afternoon's matches, with the Greens winning 2-0 at local rivals Harrow Borough.

It was another professional performance from the squad, and a deserved lead came about in the 26th minute when Matt Ball drove the ball into the net. The second goal came early in the second half when Khale Da Costa turned his marker to break clear and score, and whilst Harrow had plenty of possession in the second half, they were largely unable to fashion anything that really tested Tom Lovelock, which the back four holding firm again.

The final whistle saw the away following, who had travelled from as far away as Glasgow, celebrate with relief that the club's destiny is in our own hands on Saturday afternoon.

With AFC Sudbury joining Grays Athletic in having their relegation confirmed today, there are now 2 relegation places to be avoided, with six clubs in the battle to avoid the drop. Other than the Greens, the others are Canvey Island, Burgess Hill Town, Folkestone Invicta, Metropolitan Police and Harrow Borough. Kingstonian and Leatherhead are safe, barring a freak set of results and a huge swing in goal difference.

Saturday's games that affect the relegation battle are as follows : Bognor Regis Town v Metropolitan Police; Burgess Hill Town v Merstham, Canvey Island v AFC Sudbury, Grays Athletic v Folkestone Invicta, Hendon v Staines Town and Lowestoft Town v Harrow Borough. The Greens go into Saturday knowing that a win will guarantee safety, whilst a point or worse will mean at least two of Burgess Hill, Folkestone and Canvey will need to better our result for us to be relegated. It's sure to be a tense afternoon for all involved.

We hope as many of you as possible will be able to be there on Saturday afternoon - we know the Scottish band of supporters are making the journey again - to hopefully cheer the squad on to a final win of the season and securing another season in the Premier Division.