Stand up and be counted
KINGSBURY TOWN 1 (E Arkali) ROYSTON TOWN 2 (D McMurrough, L Rogers) GOALS from Dave McMurrough and Lee Rogers gave the Crows three precious points at Kingsbury - but they still go into Saturday s final game of the season relying on other results to help
KINGSBURY TOWN 1
ROYSTON TOWN 2
(D McMurrough, L Rogers)
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GOALS from Dave McMurrough and Lee Rogers gave the Crows three precious points at Kingsbury - but they still go into Saturday's final game of the season relying on other results to help them stay up.
Phil Snowden's side remain rooted to the bottom of the table, and they face a crunch clash with 19th placed Haringey Borough at Garden Walk on Saturday.
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Victory against the north London side is an absolute must for Snowden's men.
But they also need sixth placed Chalfont St Peter to win their home game against Holmer Green if they are to avoid the drop into the Spartan South Midlands League Division One.
The game is equally vital for Haringey, as a win would ensure their survival, while a draw would need them relying on Chalfont to take at least a point from their game against Holmer.
With two sides from the level four divisions above Royston - the Southern and Ryman leagues - likely to be relegated to the Spartan South Midlands League, there is little hope of a reprieve for any side finishing in the bottom two.
Skipper Stuart Snowden is back from suspension for Saturday's game, and keeper Ken Kemato is also available after serving a one-game ban - although his replacement Sam Booth did well in Saturday's win, bringing off two fine saves to ensure the Crows won their second successive game.
"We've just got to get on and do it," said chairman Graham Phillips.
"Hopefully we'll get a good turnout, and we'll do what we need to do.
"We need to concentrate on our game, and hope that Chalfont win theirs."
Dave McMurrough opened the scoring for the Crows on the half-hour mark, when he headed home a cross from Rogers.
The pair combined again three minutes before half-time when McMurrough set up Rogers to blast Royston into a 2-0 lead.
Jez McMurrough was unlucky not to wrap things up when he hit the bar midway through the second half, before Kingbury set up a grandstand finish in the 73rd minute when Arkali found the target.
But any thoughts of a comeback - which would have sealed the Crows' fate - were ended as the home side had two players dismissed after collecting their second yellow cards.