Neil Marshall column: You just never know in football

Neil Marshall is beaten to the ball by New Mills goalkeeper Peter Collinge. Picture: Peter Gray
Neil Marshall is beaten to the ball by New Mills goalkeeper Peter Collinge. Picture: Peter Gray
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It’s great to take things down to the last game of the season.

It might be out of our hands to a degree and we’d rather it wasn’t that way but you just never know in football.

We need Bamber Bridge to beat Ramsbottom and although they’re in the play-offs they’ve still got something to play for.

They can secure home advantage in the play-offs but we’ve obviously got to do our jobs first.

Curzon Ashton have lost a few since winning the title which is understandable.

But they are league champions for a reason and can’t be taken lightly.

Saturday’s game against Padiham is one that we might look back on and say things might have been different if we’d turned one point into three.

But there’s been plenty like that where we’ve had chance after chance and didn’t take them.

We’re still in it though after the win at Kendal on Easter Monday.

It was a pretty dull game to be honest but we got that bit of luck that we needed because quite a lot of referees would have given a foul when the goalkeeper (former City man Danny MacDonald) was appealing before Billy Akrigg scored.

Maybe it’s an omen for Saturday, I certainly hope so.

It’s a big day for us and hopefully there’ll be a big crowd down at Giant Axe.