Deeping Rangers have missed out on one of their targets for the season – but still have something to aim for.
Tuesday night’s 3-1 defeat away to Harrowby United means they are unable to finish in the top eight of the ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League’s Premier Division.
However, manager Tuncay Korkmaz wants to go past the 60-point target with victory in their final game at home to Oadby Town on Saturday.
Deeping can also look forward to the Hinchingbrooke Cup final against Yaxley or Peterborough Northern Star to be played on Monday, May 11, at Huntingdon Town.
Korkmaz said: “It was a bad result on Tuesday and to be honest we got what we deserved.
“Harrowby have picked up a few points towards the end of the season and I have to give credit to them for taking their chances.
“They were the better side on the night and they worked harder than us.
“Our target is reaching 60 points even though we know that won’t be good enough now for eighth place.
“Hopefully we can finish on a high at home. But we need to compete better to get three points.
“I’m struggling to feel motivated myself at this stage of the season because you don’t get anything for finishing ninth or tenth.
“But we do have a cup final coming up and that would be the icing on the cake to win some silverware.”
Harrowby finished their campaign on a high as they moved out of the bottom four.
Liam Harper’s 21st-minute goal had the Arrows in front at the break and Lee Shaw added a second three minutes past the hour mark.
Spencer Tinkler had a penalty saved with just three minutes remaining but Matt Holland did reduce the arrears a minute later.
Harrowby sealed the win through Scott Webb after 89 minutes.
Joe Braithwaite is back on Saturday from serving a one-match ban.