Yeovil Town boss Gary Johnson is adamant that there is still a chance that the Glovers can reach the play-offs in the Nationwide League Division Three (writes Steve Sowden).

But even Johnson himself must feel deep down that it is going to be extremely difficult after only picking up one point from a disappointing two-game Easter programme. Play-off hopes hang by a very fine thread.

Saturday's 0-0 draw at Huish Park against Cheltenham Town was awful. Monday's last-minute 3-2 defeat at Boston United's York Street was distressing.

But Johnson tried to remain upbeat about his team's chances of getting into the top seven come the end of Yeovil's first-ever campaign in the Nationwide League following the Bank Holiday Monday defeat.

"We now have to win four out of the last five matches of the season if we are to get into the play-offs," he said.

"It is still mathematically possible and if we play like we did in the second-half at Boston there is the chance of a run of wins."

Yeovil certainly proved in the second period at Boston that they can produce the goods. But unless they start taking their chances, then the future for the season looks gloomy and they paid the penalty by conceding a goal deep into stoppage time.

But Johnson said: "I think we can do it and we will definitely be going for it.

"The lads showed the necessary spirit in the second-half at Boston."

But Yeovil must get back to winning ways. The time for talk has come to an end, it is now time for the players to let their feet do the talking.

Wins are vital. Any further slip ups now and Yeovil will remain in Division Three for the 2004-05 season. But whether that is a good thing or not is open to debate.

Johnson said he was not going to 'slash his wrists' after Monday's last minute defeat at Boston.

Yeovil face Bury at Huish Park on Saturday, travel for the rearranged game at York City on Tuesday, then go to Southend United, followed by the final home match against Hull City and then a last-day outing on May 8 at Lincoln.

But Yeovil should have nothing to fear going into those games.

In the five games the Glovers have had with those sides earlier in the season Yeovil have got a record of won three, drawn one and lost one. Who is to say that a similar record now will not be enough to secure a play-off spot?

But winning has proved difficult of late and Yeovil now only have one win to show for their efforts from the previous eight matches. The sequence of results have seen the Glovers go from play-off probabilities to play-off hopefuls.

Johnson, however, still believes his young squad can produce the goods to make it a memorable end to the season.