In rather unlikely circumstances Carlisle did in fact avoid relegation. A comfortable 2-0 home win against Millwall, who were themselves engaged in an attempt to secure a favourable play off position, in conjunction with Brighton’s defeat of Stockport, ensured the Cumbrians’ proverbial ’Great Escape’.
And more good news in the Irish League. The Gibson Cup will not this year reside amongst the forces of darkness. In a dramatic final day’s proceedings, Glentoran wrested the championship away from Linfield. Hope it smarts David Jeffrey.