ALDERSHOT Town Football Club will be looking to give their fans an Easter to remember this weekend as they close in on the Ryman League premier division title.
Around 1,500 fans made the trip to the Essex coast for the championship showdown with neqarest rivals Canvey Island on Tuesday night.
And they came home happy as the Shots won 1-0 with a penalty from striker Roscoe D’Sane, sparking amazing scenes of delight.
The result means that with five games left the Shots need just four points to be assured of promotion to the Nationwide Conference.
Terry Brown’s men can also secure promotion if they achieve a better result than Canvey Island on Saturday, when third-placed St Albans visit the Recreation Ground.
But if Canvey win and Aldershot win or draw, then the loyal band of supporters will have to wait, at least until Easter Monday’s trip to Sutton United, to finally celebrate their fourth promotion in their proud 11-year history.
Elsewhere on a tremendous night for local football Farnborough Town took one mighty leap towards securing their Nationwide Conference status with a surprise 2-0 victory at Chester.
Rocky Baptiste scored both goals for Boro, who turned up with 13 fit players and were down to ten men when Christian Lee was sent off just after half-time.
Boro still need a few points to be sure of staying up but victory at Margate on Saturday or at home to Gravesend & Northfleet on Easter Monday (ko 3pm) should be enough.