Crunch time! Boston United’s play-off hopes could be settled tonight

Dennis Greene and Martyn Bunce celebrate.
Dennis Greene and Martyn Bunce celebrate.

Boston United’s play-off hopes will be decided this week.

If Nuneaton Town lose at Bradford Park Avenue tonight then the Pilgrims’ place in the top five will be guaranteed.

Any other result will see the scrap for that final play-off place go down to the final day of the season this Saturday, with Dennis Greene’s side travelling to 12th-placed Stalybridge Celtic (KO 3pm) knowing their fate remains in their own hands.

United beat Nuneaton 2-1 on Saturday to open up a four-point gap, but manager Dennis Greene won’t be relying on Bradford to do him a favour, and is calling on his side to leave Bower Fold with a victory.

“We’ll go there and hopefully get the job done,” the manager said, tipping the travelling Pilgrims fans to turn out in their hundreds.

“We still have to prepare right, keep the lads focused and prepared for the game.

“I don’t know how many we’ll be taking to Stalybridge, but at least 500 I’d expect.”

If The Boro draw with Bradford this evening then a point would see United secure fifth.

But if Nuneaton win at the Horsfall Stadium then Boston will have to win at Celtic -who beat United 3-0 at the Jakemans Stadium - unless The Boro don’t claim maximum points in their final match of the campaign at home to relegated Hednesford.

If Boston secure fifth then they will host the first leg of their play-off semi-final next Wednesday (May 4), the second leg being away on May 8.