One game to achieve our play-off goal - Scowie says...

FOLLOWING Bury at the moment can’t be good for your health, as demonstrated at the weekend.

Ram Meadow was all doom and gloom leaving the ground at 5.30pm on Saturday after a home defeat to Maidstone that left us outside of the play-off places for the first time since October.

A season that promised so much looked like it might disappear at the final hurdle.

It then made Monday’s match away at Lowestoft a must-win game. Lowestoft were second and with possibly the biggest budget and squad in the league, but our team pulled off one of its best performances of the season to win 1-0 in front of a home crowd of nearly 1,300.

To say people’s moods changed in 48 hours is an understatement to say the least.

This all leaves the team currently third in the league with one game to play knowing only a win will guarantee a play-off spot.

That game is at home on Saturday to Wealdstone and promises to be a Ram Meadow classic, with a big crowd, high drama and hopefully a home win!

It’s the least the team deserves after a long hard season that has seen us play some fantastic football and adapt so well after last season’s promotion.

Back-to-back promotions could still happen and its fair to say the current crop of players are slowly putting Bury on the football map.

Talking about maps — 26 miles further east, what on earth is happening at Ipswich Town?

I have to admit I haven’t seen them play for a few games, but current results have left me a little baffled.

I feel for Paul Jewell and every week he must be realising the task he faces.

It’s clear that fresh faces are needed, but the club has to be so careful it doesn’t start to become a revolving door for players coming and going.

Chief executive Simon Clegg has said the club will not be held to ransom over players’ contracts, but unfortunately if you offer your best players new deals when they only have a few months left, other clubs will pounce and that’s precisely what will happen.

Most Town fans might not like it, but you have to admire how well Norwich have done, especially manager Paul Lambert.

He has turned round a club that less than two years ago looked like it could fall off the football map. It now stands on the verge of Premiership football, so credit where credit’s due.

Remember the only game in town this weekend is on Saturday (3pm) at Ram Meadow.

Be there, your support is always needed!

Scowie

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