Andy Hautala calmly nets our equaliser against Lords 11 at New Home Park yesterday.

Andy Hautala’s strike four minutes into the second half was enough to give Brook Street a share of the spoils with Lords 11 and edge them closer to Medchester United who lost heavily to The Disorders.

With three games remaining, Brook Street trail United by only two points and now have a superior goal difference. With three points assured against ABZ City in the final game, Brook Street now need to only match Medchester’s results in the other two games to take the final play-off place and consign United to Division IV.

“It’s as simple as that”, said Eskild after hearing the result yesterday. “We have a default win in our final match, so as long as we don’t lose ground to Medchester in the next two games, and barring a win for them in the final match of the season, we will make the play-offs”.

He continued, “We won’t be taking anything for granted though and with a possible nine points up for grabs, we’ll be going all out to ensure our Division III status before the last day of the season”.

He also praised the backing his side had received from the supporters saying, “The fans were superb today. They got right behind us straight from the kick-off, and their backing was excellent and invaluable to us. They were our twelfth man”.

In a fairly even first half, only Aiden Clark’s effort had found the target for the visitors, but Street suffered a blow just on half-time when Ville Yrjölä had to be helped off having sustained an injury.

Street didn’t allow this setback to knock them off their stride, and within four minutes of the restart, they were back on level terms. Andy Hautala slipped his marker and when the ball reached him right in front of goal, he didn’t didn’t hang around in dispatching it beyond player/coach Andrew Tweedie in the Lords’ goal.

Both sides had chances to secure the win, but in the end, a draw was probably a fair result.