Coming in to the final month of the league season, we were trailing the leaders, Altrincham, by a single point. With just five games to turn around the title chase, could Paul Hewson's Vauxhall Motors beat the odds?
We did it! We were crowned the champions of the Blue Square Bet North! They way we did it was quite remarkable too. Our defeat against Droylsden meant that the task looked even more daunting but two wins against Gloucester and Histon set us up for a face-off with second placed (we were first at the time) Gainsborough at their own ground. We were a mere one point ahead of them and Altrincham were just one point behind them. We were 1-0 down at half time but Ashley Stott and Tom Rutter rescued the win for us and gauranteed that we only needed a draw from our final game to win the league. The players played their hearts out against a tough Harrogate side to win the league in front of our own supporters!
Here is the league ended up:
The three relegated teams were Boston Utd, Colwyn Bay and Hinckley. We had by far the best defensive record in the league and the fourth best goalscoring record.
I also won the Manager of the Month Award:
That is that for now. I will update again with a End of Season Report and my reactions after a thrilling season.
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