Willand Rovers 1 - 3 Melksham Town
Melksham skipper Gary Higdon slammed home an injury time penalty to seal the deal at Silver Street on Wednesday night and send his side into the Southern League for the first time in their long history writes Kerry Miller.
The 3-1 victory meant that Buckland Athletic needed to win their last four games by an aggregate of 30-0 to deny them and with the little matter of the Les Phillips Cup Final tucked among those, the visiting side allowed themselves the luxury of celebrating the runners-up spot in the assumption that Buckland would not be able to complete such a task. The scenario before the game was straightforward in that Willand needed to beat Melksham and them win at Buckland next Wednesday to snatch the spot from Melksham and on eight minutes the dream momentarily edged towards reality. Town striker Jon Davies had twice tested home keeper Mike Searle before Brett Worbey curled a free-kick past Rob Brown from an inch outside the penalty area to stun the travelling support which doubled the crowd and provided a tense atmosphere at evening.