Town book play-off spot

Last updated : 18 April 2004 By Matthew Gamble
However, it could have been a different story, as Town went in at 0-0 at half time. Boss Jimmy Quinn admitted giving his side a roasting, but was pleased with the result. He tod BBC sport online: 'The first half was dodgy and the paint came off the wall of the dressing room at half-time. I got into them but I got what I wanted'.

Goals came from Dave Ridler, Ryan Lowe and Duane Darby, scoring his eighth goal in eleven games. Town cannot now be caught by anyone outside the play-offs, though there will still be incentive for Quinn's men.

Whoever finishes in the fourth play-off slot will play Hereford, who have won their last 10 games, including a 2-1 win over Salop. They are the nation's leading scorers after Saturday's 5-0 win over Leigh RMI pushed them over the 100 goal mark.

Town will be looking to avoid the Bulls and dispatch one of Barnet, Aldershot, Exeter or Morecambe, with the likelihood being a showdown with Herefors at Stoke's Britannia Stadium.

Town have Gravesend and Morecambe to play, with neither team being a pushover. Salop will have to becareful they don't make life too difficult for themselves.