Stevenage poised to take title

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Stevenage Borough's remarkable season is set to be rewarded with the GM Vauxhall Conference championship. After their win at Kidderminster on Monday, Paul Fairclough's team go into their home game against Morecambe tomorrow knowing one more victory from their three remaining games will give them the title.

Stevenage, seven points clear of Woking, are also within sight of two Conference records. They are eight points short of the highest total (94) and only six goals adrift of the record goals tally of 103. The championship, however, would not bring Stevenage promotion to the Football League as they failed to meet the deadline for required ground improvements.

Runcorn's defeat on Tuesday means the Merseyside club have only a mathematical chance of avoiding relegation. Only one other Conference club - Dagenham and Redbridge - will be relegated as there is no suitable candidate for promotion from the Unibond League.

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