Daggers game massive

MORECAMBE boss Sammy McIlroy says this Saturday's game against Dagenham is the biggest the Shrimps have had since joining the Football League.

With just three games to go in League Two the Shrimps are still one of eight clubs competing for four play-off spots despite two successive defeats as the season looks sure to come to an exciting climax.

Thankfully for the Shrimps two of their final games are at Christie Park and a win this weekend would almost certainly mean the final ever League game at Christie Park on May 8 against Aldershot would be a massive game.

Said McIlroy: "This is the biggest game we have had at Christie Park since joining the league without a doubt.

"We have had a bad week but we are certainly not throwing the towel in. We know full well that we have three cup finals ahead of us and we are going to go all out to win them all.

"We know the last game at Christie Park is a huge one for historic reasons but this Saturday is every bit as big in many ways because it will have a huge bearing on how we end the season.

The Shrimps will have to face Dagenham without top scorer Phil Jevons who suffered a calf injury in training on Friday. Laurence Wilson was also ruled out on Saturday with a groin injury but should be fit for this weekend's big game.

Simon Hackney will also be unavailable after being recalled by Colchester last week.

* MORECAMBE Reserves are at home against title chasing Wrexham in the totesport.com League on Wednesday evening. The game kicks off at 7pm.

n THE Shrimps are holding a five-a-side tournament as part of a Family Fun Day at Christie Park on May 9.

Teams are to be made up of a maximum of eight players and all players must be over 16.

The entrance fee for the five-a-side is 100 per team. The winners will receive the Christie Cup (donated to the club by J B Christie himself) and also the fantastic prize of a table of 10, for the players and helpers, in hospitality at the first game played at The Globe Arena.

Runners up prizes of match tickets and merchandise will be presented down to the losing semi finalists.

More information and entry forms are available from the MFC Community Office at Christie Park or by ringing Janet Preston or Michael Stringfellow on 01524 412125 or 01524 411797.

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