Close to 1,500 fans made their way to Gander Green Lane on Monday, with many of them setting off in the small hours of the morning to make sure they were to take their place in the away end.
“Absolutely incredible,” manager Paul Simpson said. “They stuck with it, even when we weren’t particularly good in the first half, they stayed with us, they kept singing, and thankfully we gave them something to shout about in the second half.
“If I had a hat on I’d be taking it off to them. That is just top class. They’ve done it all season. To do it again today, even though probably everybody looked and thought we were definitely in the play-offs - it wasn’t a dead rubber but it wasn’t a game that really counted.
“But to come and do that is absolutely superb, I’m sure they’ll all be looking forward to trying to get tickets for Bradford next weekend. They’ve been brilliant. It’s set up for us now.
“We’ve got that one, the others have all been changed to the following Saturday, so we’ve got Saturday 3pm kick off for the second leg at our place.
“All to play for, brilliant occasions, wonderful to be involved in the end of season play-off games, and we’ve done really well to get here, now we need to do even better to try and finish it well.
“The fans, some of them left at 3am, that is just an unbelievable commitment, we can’t thank them enough for coming. It makes it a really good atmosphere, and it makes it enjoyable to be able to go over and thank them at the end.
“Now they’ve got a wonderful occasion at Bradford to look forward to, and one at Brunton Park the following week.”