WISBECH St Mary finished their season with a fourth successive win by beating Cherry Hinton 5-1 away in Cambs Senior A but now have to sit and suffer and see if Soham Town Rangers Reserves can overhaul them for second place.
Saints took the lead after 20 minutes through Ricky Gunns and Wayne Morton quickly added a second to leave them 2-0 leaders at the break.
Stuart Brown added a third goal early in the second half but Cherry Hinton hit back to make it 3-1 after some sloppy defending.
Saints looked in further trouble when they conceded a penalty and although the spot kick was well struck Adam Wright produced a great save.
This save seemed to spur Saints on and Ricky Gunns let fly from 25 yards out and the ball nestled in the stanchion to make it 4-1 with 10 minutes left.
Then 17-year-old Connor Young came off the bench to score his first goal for the team with a bullet header from a corner.
Saints manager Aaron Duke said: “We are guaranteed third place which still may be enough for promotion and Soham must win their last two games to overhaul us for second place.
“We have been in outstanding form to finish with four straight wins in some tough games after a poor run.
“I am proud of every player who has contributed this season and look forward to the added bonus of a cup final on Wednesday night.”
Saints play Fulbourn Institute Res in the William Coad Cup final at Histon FC tonight (7.30pm).
Duke added: “Fulbourn are flying in the league below us and look like being promoted so we will need to be in good form. Hopefully Cambridge City Reserves can take points off Soham on Wednesday as well and we can have a good celebration.”