AFC Telford United one win from Conference Premier return

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AFC Telford are one win away from returning to the Conference Premier following a nervy Easter weekend.

After coming from behind to beat Gloucester City 2-1 on Saturday, they had to come from two down to draw 2-2 at Solihull Moors on Monday.

Nearest rivals North Ferriby lost 2-0 at Boston to allow the Bucks to return to the top of Conference North.

Telford are a point clear and will earn automatic promotion if they beat Gainsborough at home on Saturday.

"We won't let it slip now," Bucks boss Liam Watson told BBC Radio Shropshire.

Backed by an estimated 800 travelling fans, Telford got off to a nightmare start at Damson Park after Reece Fleet and Junior English scored twice inside the first 13 minutes for the Moors.

Dan Preston pulled one back in a scramble on 21 minutes before Adam Farrell missed a chance to equalise when he had a penalty well saved by former Shrewsbury Town trainee Jasbir Singh right on half-time.

But Telford turned on the pressure in the second half and were well worth Mike Grogan's equaliser on the hour.

"I've been through the mill," added Bucks boss Watson. "I'm usually pretty quiet on the sidelines and try and keep my emotions in, but I did lose it a few times this afternoon.

Telford's win at home to Gloucester on Saturday came thanks to Farrell's equalising first-half penalty before Sean Clancy's 78th-minute winner.

North Ferriby, the only side who can prevent Telford going up as champions, are also at home in their final game next Saturday - to Brackley Town.

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