Hitchin Town's long stay in the Southern League Premier Division will be decided after one more fraught afternoon at Top Field.

The Canaries reached the division in 2011 after finishing second in Division One Central to Arlesey Town, before winning the play-offs with a 2-0 success against Daventry Town.

However, the same score away to Stamford on Saturday, coupled with AFC Sudbury's huge 7-1 success at home to Long Eaton United, have dropped Hitchin into the bottom four ahead of the final weekend.

They trail Sudbury by two points and a whopping 11 goals, meaning only a victory for them at home to Stourbridge, and a loss for Sudbury at fourth-placed Leamington, will in all honesty save them from relegation.

Speaking on Twitter, manager Brett Donnelly said: "We have one last chance to save ourselves but sadly it’s out of our hands now.

"We'll work hard this week and I’ll be honest, we will throwing every bit of caution to the wind."

William Glennon had given Stamford the lead three minutes from half-time on Saturday, with Harry Vince sealing the victory midway through the second period.