GREAT Harwood could still escape the drop - despite finishing in the bottom two in the NWCL Division One.
They needed to beat Curzon Ashton on Wednesday night in their final match to assure their Division One future after their original game was called off on Saturday because of a water-logged pitch.
But they slipped to a 1-0 loss and it now means they have to wait to hear from a UniBond and NWCL joint committee to see how many will go down.
"I couldn't have asked for any more from the players," said chairman Bill Holden, after Harwood clawed back a 12 point deficit. "We just seem to have had no luck on and off the field this season. But now maybe our luck will change."
Meanwhile Harwood are hoping they will get the go-ahead to play their games at Accrington Stanley next season.
"Stanley have been great at letting us play there this season and it would have been a struggle to survive without them."
- HARWOOD are having their Player of the Year evening next Thursday at Stanley starting at 8pm. Admission is free with a buffet.