GOALKEEPER Dan Atherton says Warrington Town will “play their hearts out” to earn promotion on Monday.

Yellows travel to Scarborough Athletic to contest the Northern Premier League Premier Division play-off final, with the winner earning a place in the National League North.

Town earned their spot in the final with a dramatic semi-final win at South Shields in midweek, with Atherton saving two penalties to ensure a dramatic shoot-out victory.

“It’s definitely the best football game I’ve been involved with – the highlight of my career,” the 22-year-old former Liverpool man said.

“I can’t remember much after saving the penalty, to be honest – I just started running around and shouting at people!

“I love the pressure, and I love it when there are loads of fans there.

“You’ve probably watched a million penalty shootouts, and it can always go one way or the other.

“Thankfully it went our way, the lads have done a great job and we can look forward to a big game on Monday now.

“We made hard work of it. I reckon we could’ve got a couple more goals, but the main thing is that part one of two is complete, and now we’ve got to kick on and make sure we bring home that promotion.

“It all comes down to the next 90 minutes. There’s one ball and 22 of us on the pitch, and it’s all about who can perform on the day.”

Hundreds of Yellows supporters are expected to head to the North Yorkshire coast to back their side, with Scarborough’s Flamingo Land Stadium sold-out for the game.

Atherton insists he and his teammates will do their utmost to send them home with a promotion to celebrate.

“The supporters will be massive, especially being away from home,” he said.

“The fans who made the trip to South Shields were amazing, and we need as many supporters as possible to come down on Monday, cheer the lads on and give us that extra bit of inspiration.

“You can’t argue with a bank holiday weekend away in Scarborough too!

“The only thing I’d say to the supporters is to do whatever it takes to come to the game and enjoy it as much as possible.

“We’ll play our hearts out for them and make sure they have the best trip possible.”