GREAT Harwood Town are hoping they get a decent crowd on Saturday in what is their biggest game of the season so far.
The Robins face a huge match in their battle to beat the NWCL Division One drop when second-from-bottom Formby visit the Showground (ko 3pm).
Harwood are propping up the table but have seven games in hand on Formby and trail them by 11 points.
Harwood need to start getting some points on the board in a bid to get out of the bottom two who are both relegated.
"It is a massive game for us," said chairman Bill Holden. "It is not the be-all and end-all but it is important we start clawing points back now.
"This season we have drawn with St Helens and Bacup and almost drew with league leaders Fleetwood on Saturday so we know we are capable of taking points off any team in this league but we have got to start doing it now."
Harwood came so close to securing a vital point on the coast on Saturday.
Fleetwood raced into a two goal lead just after half time with the league's top scorer Lee Catlow slotting home the second from the penalty spot for his 26th goal of the season.
But Ed O'Neill got one back for Harwood on 60 minutes before Darren Rodgers celebrated what he thought was the equaliser eight minutes later. However, Thompson scored 12 minutes from time to ruin Harwood's day.
"That was disappointing but we have Ged Walsh who is making a difference for us at the back, he gives us some experience, and we have just signed Lee Sculpher."
Sculpher is the former Clitheroe player-boss who left Shawbridge season and will be another strong, experienced performer in the Robins back line.
"We are pleased to have him on board," said the chairman. "Now we have just got to hope we can get some supporters down on Saturday and turn in a good performance.
"If we can get a win out of it who knows what we can do? We just need to get some consistency and start taking some more points off teams and move up the league."
The cost is £4 to get on the Showground or £2 for concessions.
- HARWOOD'S Anthony Green has joined Padiham.