Many Workington supporters are already focusing on Tuesday’s home game v. Clitheroe or Runcorn Linnets in the promotion play-offs but if ever the cliché of taking one game at a time is applicable, this is surely it.
Forget about next week for now and let’s all concentrate on our final league game of the regular season when Colne travel to Borough Park for an important NPL West Division encounter.
The sides met at Holt House less than four weeks ago with the Cumbrian Reds collecting the points after a narrow 3-2 victory – a fifth successive Workington win at the ‘hill-top’ venue!
But Colne suggested that night they are probably a better side than their lowly position suggests and they come into the return fixture needing a win to help aid them in the convoluted relegation process.
Their first priority is to finish above Glossop North End and therefore avoid automatic relegation, albeit with the possibility then of facing a play-off scenario.
Our own situation is less complicated and we need the win, and hope for Leek to drop points, in order to regain second spot. But last week’s reverse at 1874 has taken matters out of our hands.
End of season wear and tear and a few niggling injuries may influence the manager’s team selection but, with both sides seeking the victory, a cracking encounter could be the outcome.
The first FA Cup semi-final will be televised in the Tony Hopper Bar afterwards to complete your football fix for the afternoon.