Hartlepool United Ladies could yet be celebrating a second successive promotion after league officials told them to prepare for a play-off game next month.
Andy Stuart’s team finished as runners-up to Durham Cestria in the North East Regional Women’s Football League Northern Division after winning 12 of their 16 games in the campaign.
It had initially been thought they had missed out on promotion to the Premier Division but a spot now looks like becoming available and Pools could take advantage.
League officials have now confirmed that Pools will take on either Westella or Sheffield Wednesday at Wilberfoss Sports Ground near York on Sunday 14th May (12noon kick-off).
We’ll have all the latest on this story as it develops.