FAWLEY AFC are billing Saturday's home game against Brockenhurst as “The Great Escape.”

Currently third-to-bottom of the Sydenhams Premier with three to go down, the Oilers’ survival chances are out of their own hands.

Should they beat Brock, they would be banking on Cowes Sports – one point better off in 19th place – dropping points at home to Amesbury.

Fawley go into Saturday's cliffhanger in cracking form, having won three out of their last four games, scoring 11 goals in the process.

They can only hope it is not too little too late.

But should the worst come to the worst and they do lose their Premier status, chairman Kevin Mitchell says it will not be the end of the world.

The Oilers have already celebrated a significant victory with the formation of the Holbury Community Sports Association. It ensures the future of sport at Long Lane despite December’s sudden closure of the Waterside Sports & Social Club.

“We’re not giving up, we’re still in with a fighting chance," said Mitchell.

“But if it does come to it, maybe it will do us good to play in Wessex One again.

“We’ve had bigger issues to worry about than relegation.

“We’ve got three up, three down this season but no-one ever really knows the numbers. A lot depends on what happens in other leagues.

“Last season Alresford finished second-to-bottom and escaped relegation.

“We’re not banking on that but, more often than not, you do get clubs reprieved, so we’ll wait and see.”

There will be a 'pay what you want' entrance fee for Saturday's game.