Thu, 09 Apr 2015
Harry Goodger celebrates Hungerford's second goal in Monday's win over Slough Town
HUNGERFORD TOWN have it in their own hands to secure an Evo Stik League Southern play-off spot as they go into Saturday’s home game with Chesham United.
With three games to play - Saturday’s plus a trip to Cirencester Town and the wrap at home to Paulton Rovers on April 25, Hungerford know that thre wins will maintain the fourth spot they now hold.
That would almost certainly mean a midweek trip to Truro City in the play-off semi-finals with a spot in Conference football at stake, but manager Bobby Wilkinson is not lookin that far ahead.
“All our focus is on Chesham,” he said. “It’s in our own hands, but you just never know and I believe there are still more twists and turns to come.
“But the last time I saw the boys’ eyes and body language like this was two years ago when we were promoted and I haven’t felt a focus like this since.”
Hungerford were aided by Weymouth losing last week and St Neots dropping points at home to Dunstable, but the topsy-turvy nature of the promtoion chase was summed up on Wednesday night when long-time leaders Poole Town lost at Cirencester and now find the themselves facing the prospect of being pitched into the end of term repechage in the wake of Corby Town’s charge to the top.
Hungerford entertain a Chesham United side that was expected to be high-flyers thbemselves, bt which has been in disappointing form. Last week’s win over relegated Burnham was their first in six matches, and Wilkinson is surprised by their comparatively lowly position.
“I can’t believe they are not up there” he said “They are a great club with a great manager and if they turn up, they can be unbelievable.”