It goes down to the final game

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Town will travel to Solihull next Saturday knowing a point will be enough to secure a Blue Square Bet North play off place.

And if they can repeat their win in the FA Cup earlier in the season they will finish third, setting up the enticing prospect of a trip to Guiseley in the final if the play offs go to form.

“You want to be in a position in the last game where it is in your own hands,” said boss Neil Aspin.

“You don’t want to be relying on other people.

“We know that if we get a result at Solihull we are in.

“You want to be involved in these games and if you are actually going to go and do something, you need to get results at these places.

“We need to get a result on Saturday.”

Town set up their big trip to the midlands with a comeback win over Droylsden at the Shay on Saturday.

The visitors broke the deadlock when Dale Johnson pounced on a slip by Liam Hogan but Town were level through Sean Clancy before the break and Lee Gregory fired home the winner early in the second half.

Aspin was delighted with the result and with the character shown by his side under the pressure of knowing they had to win.

“When you give away a poor goal it puts you under more pressure and we knew we had to win,” he said.

“We responded well, got back in the game and absolutely dominated, playing some really good football. We certainly deserved to win the match.

“Earlier in the season when we conceded such a poor goal we tended to let it affect us and went into our shell a little bit.

“On Saturday the players kept their discipline, didn’t make any more mistakes and got on top. They showed character.

“If you do make a mistake you hold your hands up and get on with it.

“Hopefully you don’t make any more and someone gets you out of jail with a goal, which is what happened.

“If you’d have said at 1-0 down we would win the game you would take it.

“Droylsden always try to play football but they are not a team known for defending well and I thought we would get chances.

“It was nice to get back on level terms before half time. It was a good finish for the second goal after some lovely build up play.

“How we have not scored a third goal is beyond me. But the main thing was to win the game and if we hadn’t you would have struggled to get me out of the changing room because it would have been really deflating.”

Hyde were crowned champions on Saturday when they beat Boston United 4-1 while Guiseley were losing 1-0 at home to Bishop’s Stortford.