BURY’S play-off semi final will now take place on Tuesday - although they still do not know who they will be playing.

The play-offs were scheduled to take place on Saturday but with Charnock Richard still in with a shout of finishing in the top five, the NWCL decided to move both semi finals to next week.

The Shakers will be at home to either Padiham or Charnock Richard depending on how Charnock Richard get on in their final two games of the season which they have to win - at Colne this evening and at home to Pilkington on Saturday.

A statement from the league said: “The League’s Emergency Committee has taken the decision to move Saturday’s provisionally scheduled Premier Division Play Off Semi Finals to Tuesday, April 30.

“This follows victory for Charnock Richard in both their games this week, which means they can mathimatically still achieve a fourth placed finish. As this impacts both play-off ties, the League has no choice but to move the game.”

Bury, who played out a 0-0 derby draw at Ramsbottom United, had to settle for a third place finish after Wythenshawe were crowned champions and Wythenshawe Town finished runners-up.

“It is the end of a very long season, a 46-game season, it is an unbelievable effort to get to where we are,” McNabb told the club website. “We are all disappointed because we were hoping for automatic promotion but, first and foremost, I would like to thank everyone behind the scenes - all the volunteers, everyone working at the club, the staff, the players and most importantly the fans.

“The support they have given us all throughout the season has been fantastic and the big ask from us is keep backing the players, keep backing the boys.”