Harpenden call on town’s support for league run-in

Harry Hunt in action for Harpenden. Picture: KARYN HADDON

Harry Hunt in action for Harpenden. Picture: KARYN HADDON - Credit: Archant

Harpenden Town face their biggest challenge in 10 years when they take on Baldock on Tuesday (April 18) in a crucial promotion showdown.

Harps are three points behind second place Baldock with a game in hand and a win could make them favourites for promotion.

The stakes are high as moving up a flight brings automatic entry into the FA Cup plus higher level football for the youth team to improve football standards in the town.

Harpenden are now certain of third place in the Spartan South Midlands Division One but only two teams are guaranteed promotion.

Manager Danny Plumb said:”We scored our 100th league goal of the season on Saturday which is a great achievement but now we need to give it everything and see where we end up.

“I am pleading for a huge turn out of supporters and friends to cheer the boys on on Tuesday night.”

Chairman Roman Motyczak said: “This is our most vital end of season for 10 years and a great chance of promotion.

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“I hope loads of Harpenden people off work over Easter will turn out for the Tuesday night game in Rothamsted Park and urge parents to bring their kids along despite the 7.45pm kick off, after all it’s the school holidays.”

Harpenden play Hatfield on Saturday at Gosling Stadium ahead of the vital Baldock match then have two more home games to finish the season.

Harpenden blasted four goals past Ampthill on Saturday with striker Harry Hunt bagging his 101st goal for the club on his return from injury.

Hunt got the ball rolling as he nodded in to open the scoring.

In the second half Michael Davies hit thunderbolt of a shot to make it 2-0.

Dwain Duncan headed in for 3-0 and Kyle Mcleish hit the fourth that was Harpenden’s 100th league goal of the season.