JACKSON Avenue will be the centre of attention on Saturday as Nantwich Town's match against Clitheroe will decide the destination of the title.

Clitheroe go into the game level on points with league leaders Mossley and will win the championship if they defeat the Dabbers or hold them to a draw.

But Nantwich will hand Mossley the crown if they end their league season with a win.

Player-manager Nigel Gleghorn will be hoping to do one of his oldest friends in football a huge favour.

Mossley boss Jason Beckford was a team-mate of his at Manchester City and the pair have had regular telephone contact throughout the season.

Chairman Clive Jackson said: 'Nigel and Jason are great mates and I'm sure Mossley officials and playing squad will be coming down to cheer us on.

'But we wouldn't lie down against anyone and we will be hoping to finish what has been a very disappointing season on a high note.

'We had big hopes of finishing in the top four at the start of the season and we may struggle to finish in the top half, which isn't good enough.

'But we will be hoping to finish the season on a high. There will be a bumper gate with a strong contingent from Clitheroe, a large number from Mossley, who are a well supported club, and hope-fully a lot of people supporting Nantwich.'

The Dabbers will also be looking to complete a league double, having recently won 1-0 at Clitheroe.

Meanwhile, Nantwich all but ended Congleton's promotion hopes with a 1-0 victory in Saturday's derby at Jackson Avenue.

A brilliant 25-yard half-volley from midfielder Lee Hughes sealed victory in the final minute of an entertaining contest.

Stuart Heeps made important saves to deny Bears strikers Danny Worthington and Michael Scully, but with Steve Davis marshalling the Nantwich defence with authority, the Dabbers held firm.

With time running out, a Nantwich corner was headed clear only to be returned with interest by Hughes, whose stunning strike left Congleton keeper Jamie McVey with no chance. Nantwich will host Crewe FC in the Crewe and District FA Cup final on Saturday, May 15. The Dabbers have confirmed pre-season friendlies against Oldham Athletic and Shrewsbury Town and also hope to play Crewe Alexandra.

Nantwich Town reserves visit Witton Albion reserves tomorrow night for a Mid Cheshire League Division Two fixture.