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9 May 2018

Harrogate Town host Brackley on Sunday in a momentous fixture for the club, with a place in the National League awaiting the winner.

While Town left it late with a 94th minute winner against Chorley, The Saints' tie with Bradford Park Avenue went to extra time, with Aaron Williams goal securing a place in the final.

The two sides finished just one place and five points apart in the final league table and couldn't be separated in either league meeting with a goalless encounter at St James Park following a 1-1 draw at The CNG Stadium.

Kevin Wilkin's side boast the league's best defence in terms of goals conceded, though come up against the league's best attack on Sunday.

Simon Weaver's side also go into the clash with the league's best home record having lost just two league games at The CNG Stadium all season, a ground where Town have won 11 of the last 12 National League North games.

Brackley's away form has also been impressive though, with the Saints winning five of their last six away league games and conceding 0.5 goals per game in the process.

Sunday won't be the last time Brackley fans see their side in action this season as the Saints travel to Wembley a week later to contest the FA Trophy Final with Bromley.

As was the case in the Semi-Final, if the scores are level after 90 minutes the match will be decided with 30 minutes of extra time, and if needed, a penalty shoot-out.

Tickets for the match have sold out on general sale, while Season Ticket Holders have until Friday 5pm to purchase their two allocated standing tickets per person.

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