Lines hoping Lady Luck shines on Wakefield FC in crucial clash at Harrogate Railway

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WAKEFIELD FC boss Paul Lines is hoping Lady Luck will shine on his side as they enter the final week of the Evo-Stik Division 1 North season.

Lines has praised his side’s recent performances but says little has been going for them in their battle against relegation.

Their Easter double-header was a daunting one - against high-flying AFC Fylde and Farsley FC.

But although they fell to close-fought defeats in both, Lines believes the Bears should have got something from each game.

“We had a good goal disallowed at Farsley,” he said.

“It would have put us 2-0 up and in a good position, none of their players complained about it but the linesman gave it as offside.

“Then in the second half they won a penalty that never should have been.

“Again, their lads didn’t appeal but a penalty was given and all of our lads were incensed. It was totally unjust.

“Farsley really pushed hard in the second half and we were up against it a bit but we deserved a point.”

A slender 1-0 home loss against table-topping Fylde on Saturday and 2-1 reverse at Farsley left Wakefield two points adrift of safety with three games to go.

And games don’t get much bigger than Wakefield’s tomorrow, Saturday, when they visit Harrogate Railway Athletic (kick-off 3pm) in a proverbial relegation ‘six-pointer’.

Railway are the side to catch for Lines and his men and the Bears boss hopes to have some luck to complement his team’s recent good performances.

He said: “I think two wins should be enough for us but I always go into every game looking for three points.

“They’ve [Harrogate] had a bit of a lift of late but there’s no reason why we can’t win there.”

Ossett Town play their final home match of the season when they host Prescot Cables at Stade France on Saturday, while Ossett Albion visit Salford City (both kick-off at 3pm)

Wakefield follow this weekend’s crucial game with a trip to Prescot Cables on Tuesday (7.45pm).

See this week’s Wakefield Express for all the latest sports news from around the area.