Another Important Night Ahead Before Easter Double Bill

By Sam Elliott

There’s nine games coming our way tonight before the Easter double bill that could tell us so much.

The final four weeks of the season are certain to be a tense affair, so three points later on could ease the strain.

The Vanarama National League play-off chase falls into focus this evening with three big contenders all boasting home advantage.

Gateshead can put a firm hand on a top seven place if they can silence Hartlepool United’s large travelling support at the International Stadium.

The Heed have things in their own hands after beating Altrincham on Saturday, pictured. Phil Parkinson’s men can club back into the pack with a home win over Wealdstone, who will move onto 50 points and sense survival if they return victorious.

Finishing fourth or fifth offers home Eliminator advantage. If Solihull Moors beat Southend United, then the reward will take some snatching off them!

Scunthorpe United know anything but three points at Spennymoor Town will all-but hand Tamworth the Vanarama National League North title.

But if they Lambs’ 11 point advantage is reduced to 8 then an interesting Easter awaits.

South Shields will move into the top seven if they win for a fourth game in a row but Banbury United know their relegation mission will near the impossible if they’re defeated.

Southport will edge towards safety if they can see to already relegated Bishop’s Stortford. Peterborough Sports will also be as good as safe if they win against Warrington Town.

There’s a massive game in the battle for Vanarama National League South survival.

Dartford - who occupy the place just inside the bottom four - welcome Truro City, who are just two points above them. Because of the White Tigers’ games in hand, the Darts will know the size of this game.

Farnborough may not be mathematically able to get into the play-off positions later, but a win at Weston-super-Mare takes Spencer Day’s team level on points with St Albans City, who have hold of seventh spot.

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