THERE is unlikely to be a promotion party for Worcester Raiders at Claines Lane tomorrow as their “nightmare” wait over three points continues.

Manager Karl Gormley had hoped to pip Darlaston Town to the West Midlands League Division One title with a home triumph over Tipton Town (3pm).

But the destination of the crown is likely to rest on league officials who have yet to decide on the outcome of second-placed Raiders’ abandoned match with Bustleholme in late February.

The city side led 3-1 at York Road in the second minute of added time at the end of the 90 when a brawl involving players and staff from both teams and members of the crowd saw referee Pete Durnall prematurely call time.

Should Raiders fail to beat Tipton, Darlaston, who are two points clear at the summit, could secure the top prize with victory at bottom club Telford Juniors a week tomorrow.

There is also a slim chance Gormley’s men could become champions but they would need to beat Tipton and hope Telford stun Darlaston.

But Gormley expects the league’s bosses to be the kingmakers.

“The FA have told us we have done everything we can do so we have just got to wait and see,” Gormley said.

“We would have liked to have known before tomorrow and would like to be able to celebrate if we win the game.

“But there is nothing we can do about it.

“We could find out tomorrow or in two or three weeks. We haven’t got a clue. It’s a nightmare to be honest.

“As far as we are concerned we were the victims that night and we just want our three points back.”

But Gormley insists his players are fully focused on seeing off 14th-placed Tipton who beat Team Dudley 2-1 last weekend.

“We had a tough game at Tipton earlier in the season and scored in the last minute so it won’t be easy,” Gormley added.

“They are not going to come over here and gift it to us.

“We know we will have to battle for the three points but we are confident like we are every week.”