As the 2017-18 football season enters its closing stages, Loughborough Dynamo are in a position where they are not in a position to be challenging for promotion nor fighting relegation.
Manager Peter Ward, who came into the post just after Christmas 2016, steered Dynamo to their own equivalent of the great escape from relegation last season, winning all four of their last league matches, three of which were away.
This season, with four league matches still to play, Dynamo have forty-four points, ten more than they finished last season with.
Last Saturday away at Stamford they held the home side, sitting in a play-off position, to a 1-1 draw, courtesy of a Karl Demidh goal.
Dynamo still have a cup competition to look forward to, when they face Coalville Town in the final of the Leicestershire and Rutland County FA Challenge Cup. The game will be played on Tuesday April 24th at Holmes Park in Whetstone, the headquarters of the Leicestershire FA. Kick off is 7.00 pm.
The last time Dynamo reached the final was in May 2013, when on a cold and wet night at the King Power Stadium Coalville came from behind for a 2-1 win, Dynamo finishing the game with 10 men after defender Alvin Jarvis, a former Coalville player, was sent off for preventing a goal scoring opportunity.
Back in 2013 both Coalville and Dynamo were in Division 1 South of the Northern Premier League. Dynamo are still in the same division, but Coalville now play a division higher.
A link between the clubs is Coalville Manager Tommy Brookbanks, a previous Dynamo Manager
Updated 18:19 - 15 Apr 2018 by John Bryson