WAKEFIELD FC’s Evo-Stik Division 1 North future is back in their own hands after the Bears collected their biggest three points of the season on Saturday.
A 58th-minute Fernando Moke penalty saw Wakefield run out 1-0 winners at relegation rivals Harrogate Railway Athletic and leapfrog their hosts out of the bottom two with just two matches of the season to go.
Paul Lines’s men now just to need to match Railway’s results from the remaining two matches of the season to avoid relegation out of the Northern Premier League.
They travel to Prescot Cables tomorrow night (kick-off 7.45pm) before hosting basement side Cammell Laird in the final match of the season at Stade France on Saturday.
The Bears’ fate could also be aided by the Northern Premier League’s decision to relegate Woodley Sports at the end of the season for a breach of league rules.
The league announced the decision on Friday and Sports have the opportunity to appeal the decision to the Football Association.
But as things stand Woodley could take one of the two relegation spots this season, keeping both Wakefield and Harrogate in the division.
Elsewhere in Division 1 North Ossett Town suffered a heavy 4-0 defeat against Prescot Cables in their final home match of the season.
Ashley Ruane gave Cables the lead just four minutes in before Steven Tames doubled his side’s lead just before half-time. Tames added a second with 20 minutes to go and Chris Rowntree rounded-up the scoring late on.
Ossett Albion also suffered defeat, going down to a 3-1 loss at Salford City.
Two goals from Osebi Abadaki and one from Chris Curley gave City a 3-0 lead before Tom Corner bagged a consolation for Albion five minutes into the second half.
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