"Panic set in" but panic over what ? the thing is Spenny have 21 games left they are in the DC Cup Final, nearly in the FA Vase Final and the League Cup no matter what happens they are having a great season and will probably hinder them going up but if they faulter then Darlo will go up only because of Spenny's current situation i think.
If Darlo will go up, it'll be because they've gained more points than Spennymoor. They've beaten them at Brewery Field, and won all but five games in the league.
What you forget is, Spenny have chosen to take all the competitions seriously, so if they get hindered by the fixture backlog, then it's because of their own decision.
And before people jump on me, I'm not saying they shouldn't try and win every competition, in fact it's admirable they are doing so. But they can't complain if that decision leads to them not winning the league.
I just find it really tedious that some of the "Darlo will finish mid-table" crew can't admit they were wrong about Darlo.
It's not even admirable.
Doesn't every a team set out to win a football match/league/trophy? Or have I missed something?