CHIPPENHAM Town is set for a final-day decider against Havant & Waterlooville to confirm which team sneaks into the last National League South play-off spot after the Bluebirds took four points from six over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Gary Horgan’s men drew 2-2 away to high-flying Ebbsfleet United on Saturday after goals from Joe Hanks and Will Richards twice put Chippenham ahead.

However, Elliot Romain and Chris Solly struck to prevent the Bluebirds from jumping above Havant going into the final day.

On Monday, Chippenham ensured the gap to seventh would only be a point though courtesy of a dramatic 3-2 success at home to local rivals Hungerford Town.

Luke Russe and Jordan Young netted either side of the break to steer Chippenham towards what looked like being a relatively comfortable victory.

However, Max Ram scored in the 85th minute to apply pressure, and Rhys Tyler equalised as the clock struck 90.

The drama was not done there though as young Noah Coppin stepped up in added time to win the game for Chippenham.

Speaking post-match, caretaker boss Horgan said he was not particularly surprised that his team has been able to stand up to the challenge and take their season into the final game.

He said: “I know how capable this squad is, and particularly when this squad has been questioned, I think they’ve come up with all of the answers.

“All we’ve done each week is to challenge them to get a positive result each week while putting a game plan into place which they’ve executed brilliantly.

“They’ve done that all year to be honest, but all we can do is take it one game at a time. That’s what we’ve done so far, and it seems to have worked for us.”

Chippenham’s final game against Havant & Waterlooville gives the Bluebirds a chance to book their spot in the play-offs and consequently achieve promotion to the fifth tier of English football.

Discussing the pressure on his players, the caretaker boss wants the squad to embrace it.

Horgan said: “During my time at the club, we have tried to put pressure on the guys because I think pressure can be good. We’ve obviously tried to manage that, but I think it’s a good pressure.

“It’s not like the pressure of needing to win to stay up. We need to win something to achieve something, and I think that’s quite a nice place to be.

“There is some pressure on us because we have to win and they don’t, but do they come out to win or sit back and try to get the draw?

“I’m sure there will be plenty of twists and turns come Saturday, but we’ll go there and enjoy it because no matter what happens this team can be proud of their efforts.”