MARK Bower insists the pressure is off Park Avenue after their heroics in reaching the play-offs.

His side return to Kidderminster for tonight's National League North play-off eliminator, thanks to their injury-time winner on the same ground last Saturday.

It capped a superb five-game winning streak to snatch the final place in the top seven, pipping Spennymoor on goal difference.

Now Bower believes his in-form side can go back to Harriers, who finished in fourth place, with nothing to lose.

He said: "I think every other team in the play-offs would have been targeting promotion so the pressure's now on for them to finish the job off.

"On Saturday there was pressure on us, knowing that we needed a win to get in the play-offs, whereas I don't think anyone expected us to get there or expects that we'll get past Kidderminster at Aggborough tonight, so we can go with a different attitude.

"We've got a few lads at the back end of their careers so you've got to make the most of these big games. You've got to enjoy it and not let it pass you by."

Bower is still on a high after Avenue booked their top-seven spot after coming from behind to beat Kidderminster with two goals in the last nine minutes.

He said: "That's what we're all involved in football for, for those special games and special moments.

"Our entire season came down to that last kick of the ball almost. It was a big moment for us and we've got the hunger now. We want that again tonight and beyond.

"It's a big achievement for this group of players to get where we've got to and now we're here, we might as well go and give it our best shot."

Adam Boyes scored Saturday's last-gasp goal and Bower was full of praise for his prolific striker, saying: "He gets himself chances and he's always looking to get on the shoulder of defenders.

"He takes up good positions in the area and you can always guarantee that he'll have a couple of chances in the game.

"I've managed him before at Guiseley and he'll go through spells where he can be more clinical than others and he can often get himself on little (goal-scoring) runs, particularly towards the real business end of the season.

"He's been in good form and scored quite a few goals recently. Hopefully that will continue tonight."

Park Avenue's major benefactor Gareth Roberts paid tribute to the team for their burst into the play-offs, which has seen them make a habit of scoring late goals.

He said: "On behalf of myself and the supporters of this great club, I would like to thank Mark and his team for a remarkable end to the season.

"It has been an unexpected run of wins that has taken us into a play-off place and capped off by another winning goal in the final minutes which we, at the club, are starting to refer to as 'Bower time'."