CARL Macauley is refusing to accept Vauxhall Motors are safe as they go into what is all geared up to be a dramatic final weekend in the battle for Blue Square North survival.
Motors hauled themselves out of the bottom three, moving no fewer than five places up the table, by beating Corby Town on Saturday in their penultimate game of the campaign.
That result means Macauley’s men need just a point from their last match of the season away to Droylsden this Saturday (3pm) to definitely avoid the drop.
But the Vauxhall boss is taking nothing for granted before the trip to the Butcher’s Arms.
Macauley said: “Hopefully we will put another impressive performance in but it is vital the result goes our way because there is still a good chance we can be relegated.
“To get ourselves out of the bottom three going into the last game of the season is a weight off our shoulders but we have to remember that anything can still happen.
“To go to Droylsden and claim three points is a big ask for us. They are a good side who are very strong going forward – they can score goals so we will have to look out for that.”
Motors have taken 22 points from the last 30 on offer.
Macauley is desperate to steer the club to safety but he will not be preparing for Saturday’s Droylsden game any differently.
Macauley, who returned to the Rivacre Park hotseat in November, said: “We have our training programme that we go through every week that prepares the players, so we will be sticking to that regime. But you can rest assured we will be taking nothing for granted until ten-to-five on Saturday evening.”
Up to eight teams are still in danger of finishing third from bottom and joining Blyth Spartans and Eastwood Town in being relegated to the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League.
Even if 15th-placed Vauxhall fail to get the point they need against Droylsden, they could still survive.
But Macauley said: “Teams need to win to finish above us in the league but I have had situations in the past when every result that can go against us, does go against us.
“It might look unlikely that it could happen but we just have to look after our own result. Hopefully, there is another result that does us a favour as well.”