Egham win edges Moles ever closer to play-off spot

Steve Bateman
Steve Bateman

Aylesbury FC moved to within touching distance of nailing down a play-off place after coming from behind to beat Egham Town 3-1 on Tuesday.

Following a goalless first half, the Moles fell behind to Brendan Matthew’s 50th minute strike but David Deeney replied instantly before late goals from Ben Stevens and Ryan O’Toole ensured Aylesbury maintained their record of just three defeats since mid-November.

The result – FC’s second home win in the space of four days following their excellent 3-0 victory over Bedworth on Saturday – takes Steve Bateman’s side four points clear in second and with Hanwell losing at Godalming on the same night, it now looks a five-way race for the four play-off spots.

Aylesbury face fellow promotion chasers Barton Rovers this weekend, with Bateman still hopeful his side can put pressure on leaders Kettering Town, who are 11 points clear going into the final six games.

He said: “If we can have a really good week this week, we’ll then have one foot in the play-offs and we can look at how high we can finish. It’s Kettering’s to lose but there’s no reason we can’t win those final six games and put a bit of pressure back on them.”