GREAT HARWOOD FC ended up finishing rock bottom of NWCL Division One - but their future is still not decided.
Atherton Colleries beat Bacup in their final game of the season and leap-frogged Harwood into the second-off-bottom place.
Originally the bottom two were meant to be relegated, but Atherton look like they could earn a reprieve due to Spennymoor dropping out of the UniBond League.
Harwood, however, may have no such luck although there is a meeting of both the UniBond and NWCL committees this week to make a decision one way or another.
"It is precarious to say the least," said Harwood chairman Bill Holden. "We just don't know what is happening.
"There were rumours that no one would be relegated but they could be just rumours. We had hoped we would escape - but by finishing bottom it is out of our hands.
"As far as we are concerned we have to start planning for Division Two football unless we hear otherwise."
The chairman was due to talk to current boss John Hughes in the hope he would stay on next season.
- FORMER Harwood striker Matty Derbyshire made his Blackburn Rovers Premiership debut last Saturday.
The Blackburn youngster joined the Ewood outfit in a £20,000 deal in November 2003 from the Showground after a prolific goalscoring spell.
And Rovers manager Mark Hughes showed how far the youngster has developed, coming on for the last eight minutes of the 3-1 defeat against Fulham at Ewood Park.