Cowan Wants To Finally Cure Saints' Play-Off Pain

Gavin Cowan has spoken of his desperation to finally end Brackley Town’s play-off hoodoo this weekend.

Their showdown with Boston United comes a year after Kidderminster Harriers broke their hearts again, securing promotion on their pitch and leaving the Saints with a familiar sinking feeling.

Their fifth play-off failure in six seasons can be banished on Saturday but one thing is for sure, they’ll need to do more than what they did the last time.

After a number of near misses, they try again and have already shown recently that they’ve got the beating of Boston, doing the double over them.But the Pilgrims fans think it could be written in the stars after two away wins on penalty kicks.

In his piece for the National League North Promotion Final programme, who wrote about banishing some bad memories.

“So the club reaches another Promotion Final,” he said. “Last year’s final against Kidderminster Harriers was disappointing from all aspects and I am delighted the players have earned the opportunity to put that defeat behind us with a performance and result to make history for this club.

“Against Chorley in our semi-final game, we enjoyed the better of things while not at our best.

“Home advantage can be a significant advantage when the home support is as unconditional as it is at St James Park.

“Our opponents today have experienced the same ups and downs. They won both games after extra-time on penalties so have had plenty of practice from the spot should it come to that.”

Read the full interview and so much more in Saturday's Promotion Final programme.

Order your copy here.

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