Going up, but fingers crossed in bid for title

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Woodhouse United guaranteed promotion at a canter and now are keeping their fingers crossed in a bid for the title.

They were in control throughout in a low key encounter against Mark Twain Nomads, but striker Oliver Wood made sure with headers in each half.

It was their last game, and now they must wait to see if their rivals, Asia, can win their last match to ensure that both teams finish on the same number of points.

If that happens it means the two sides will have to play off for the title.

While delighted to have gained promotion Woodhouse manager Simon Randles said: “It looks likely they will win that game, but it’s a pity the league will not use goal difference as ours is far better.”

A provisional date of May 13 has been set for a play-off.

Woodhouse finished off their league campaign in a game which never really got going.

It took them 30 minutes to get on the scoresheet, while their opponents never really troubled their goalmouth.

Eventually they scored from the tactic which has brought them plenty of goals this season - the long throw.

Daniel Lively took it and Wood had simply to head it in for the lead which Woodhouse retained until half-time.

The second half carried on in the same way until the 73rd minute when Jordan Walker won the ball in midfield and put Gary Fish away.

He crossed and Wood was there again to head home.

l THERE was more delight for Woodhouse on Tuesday when they went through to the next round of the league cup with a 3 - 1 victory over Duke of Wellington, from the division they will be joining next season.

The win was even more special as they turned out without seven of their regular players.

They got off to a poor start going a goal down after the defence was caught sleep walking.

But just before the break, Daniel Lively, Gary Fish and Joe Whitham combined to put Callum Hallahan away and he finished from a tight angle.

In the second half, the visitors went down to 10 men after a defender was adjudged to have handled on the line, but Hallahan’s spot kick was saved.

Near the end Fish cut in from the right and fired home before Hallahan completed the scoring with his 32nd goal of the season.

He took advantage of a defensive mix-up to tap into an empty net.