WITH his side 80 minutes away from promotion, Ian Boden promises Crosfields will “really take it” to Hull Dockers in Saturday’s National Conference League Division Two play-off final.

Soap, who only reached the play-offs after results went their way on the final weekend of regular-season action, travel to Humberside knowing a win will see them claim the final place in Division One for the 2020 campaign.

Having lost to Saddleworth Rangers at the semi-final stage last year, Crosfields have already gone one better this time around.

Despite admitting they will concede a size advantage to their hosts, Boden is confident his more mobile side can get the job done.

“I don’t need to tell the boys how important this game is, but they know what needs to be done and how to do it,” he said.

“We’ve played them at home and won and played them away and got beat. This match will be on a knife edge for a long period.

“We’re going to prepare well for their much bigger pack, but we’re a more mobile unit and will bring our ‘A’ game to them on Saturday.

“We’re not going to sit back and see what they have to offer – we’re going to really take it to them, put them under pressure and force the mistakes in them.”

Soap reached this point thanks to an extraordinary semi-final win at Wigan St Judes on Saturday.

The sides shared 84 points in normal time before Danny Garcia O’Brien’s try in the extra period sealed a 46-42 win for the visitors.

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“It was heart-in-your-mouth stuff but as a coach, to be scoring 42 and not getting a win would have been inconceivable,” Boden said.

“For a neutral, the game must have been great to watch.

“For me, it was horrendous as we kept being pegged back after going in front.

“I always thought we had enough to win the game and our big game players stood up.”