Worsbrough Bridge are safe from relegation in NCEL Division, with manager Luke Forgione admitting he nearly quit earlier in the season during a poor run.

They drew 1-1 Glasshoughton Welfare on Saturday to secure safety.

Conor Glavin scored early but they conceded midway through the second half. Both goalkeepers were sent off at 1-1.

That left them 14th, seven points clear of the relegation zone ahead of their last game at home to lowly Shirebrook Town on Saturday.

Bridge lost seven successive games early in the season, including two to Athersley Rec, but have dragged themselves slowly out of trouble.

Forgione said: “I had my resignation letter written earlier in the season but I decided not to send it because I have never been someone to quit. It was a dark, difficult time but we stuck with it. We’ve managed to turn it around from having three points to eight games to 40 from 37.

“I am not one to celebrate staying up but, with the situation we’ve been in this year, the lads and the board and even the management team deserve some credit. The board believed in me and supported me during that tough run and I am grateful for that.

“It’s a massive relief not to get relegated in our centenary season and, selfishly, I didn’t want my name attached to that.

“You need to go through difficult periods to make you stronger. Hopefully I can draw on this experience and it will make me a better manager. I have learned a lot this year and a lot about myself as well. I want to push this club forward now and push the boundaries of what we can achieve. We’ll strive for top ten or higher next season.”