The promotion playoffs race is starting to heat up in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League. With less than two months left during the regular season, Warrington Town FC have some ground to make up in the playoffs race.
While nothing is guaranteed in football, Blyth Spartans appear to have the title basically locked up at this point. They have 74 points, 13 more points than second-place Nantwich Town (61 points) at the time of publishing.
It would take a miracle for any team to catch the Spartans at this point. With that being said. Blyth are likely to win the title and earn the automatic promotion, which means Warrington Town FC need to finish in the top five.
Right now Warrington FC are 5th on the table with 59 points, but they’re only one point behind Buxton for 4th place on the table. Playoff hopes are still alive and well, but the Yellows need to string some wins together.
There are nine squads sitting between 57 and 67 points on the league table, which means the battle for the four playoff spots are going to come down to the wire and some teams will unfortunately just miss out of the promotion battle.
Warrington Town FC is playing great football, though, and if they can keep up the run of good form they should be able to crack the top five before the season ends next month if they continue playing this well.
The team is 6-0-1 in their last seven matches. They were on a four-game winning streak before losing to Nantwich Town (4-1) on Tuesday last week. Nantwich Town is sitting in second-place on the table, so the loss doesn’t hurt too much.
The Yellows are back on the pitch this Saturday when they play at home to Frickley Athletic who are 19th on the table and this is a match that the Yellows have to win to move up the table.
A loss would likely put them further back from a playoff spot.
The Yellows may need a bit of luck to make the promotion playoffs too, as several of the teams already in front of them on the table have games in hand. Spennymoor Town (9th Place) have four matches in hand on Warrington Town FC.
Warrington Town FC are going to need some teams to drop some matches down the stretch if they want to stay in the top five, but with plenty of football to be played, you can’t count out the Yellows.
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One thing for certain, the last couple months of the season are going to provide non-stop excitement. If you’re a fan of Warrington Town FC there’s still a good chance we see the team in the promotion playoffs.