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Hungerford face final home test

Play-off appeal for support to help team over the line

Malcolm Howe

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Hungerford face final home test

HUNGERFORD TOWN play their final home league game of the season on Saturday hoping to slot in two more by claiming one of the leading play-off spots in the Evo Stik League Southern’s Premier Division.

Tuesday night’s 1-0 win at Kings Lynn means that their fate is in their own hands, and doubling their current three-match winning run will make a play-off place a formality.

But the first of those games is a potential banana skin affair against a Frome Town side that has struck a rich vein of form to haul itself well clear of the relegation zone with a run of on defeat in 11 matches.

“Credit to their manager for turning their season around,” said Hungerford manager Bobby Wilkinson. “ That record is a massive achievement for any football club.”

Now Wilkinson is hoping that supporters will get behind his own side to help it over the dotted line with away games to come at Histon on Tuesday and play-off rivals Leamington next Saturday.

“Our lads are going the extra mile week in and week out,” he said, “and we need everyone to go that extra mile as well for this game and maybe the play-offs.

“But we need a little bit of help. We beat Merthyr because of the atmosphere, and we need it now because we are so close.”

Alan O’Brien remains the only major injury doubt in an otherwise full-strength squad.

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