It looks likely that Thackley will miss out on promotion to the UniBond League no matter what the outcome of tomorrow’s final game of the season.

The newly-named Dennyboys have upped their game on and off the field and even if they fail to go up, they can go into the close season highly satisfied.

The team have improved under Dave Morgan’s stewardship and great strides have been made by the committee to get Dennyfield a ground grading sufficient for the next step up.

Secretary and spokesman Chris Frank said: “It has been a record-breaking season in so many ways but it is just a pity that it has come in a year when we have had such a strong club like Bridlington Town in our division.

“We have won 25 games and our previous best was 21 in the 1993-94 season, when Stuart Taylor was working his magic and banging in goals for fun. We finished second that season to Stocksbridge Park Steels, who pipped us to the title and promotion to the UniBond League on goal difference.

“When we beat Armthorpe Welfare at home last Saturday, it took our points total to 76 and our record haul before that was 74. That was also back in the heyday of Taylor, who left us to sign for Guiseley in the UniBond Premier and then on to Accrington Stanley.

“The 3-0 win over Armthorpe took our goal tally to 109 for the season and that broke a record that pre-dated our time in the NCE League Premier Division. We were in the West Riding County Amateur Premier when we rattled in 108 during the 1963-64 season.”

Thackley lost to champions-elect Bridlington in midweek but the two goals from the 4-2 reverse took their season’s total to 111.

The defeat dropped the Dennyboys to fourth place but they have still won more games this term than the second and third-placed clubs, such has been this exceptional season.