After a summer of not knowing what our future had in store, the 2020-1 season kicked off with us still in the Football League. First, the coronavirus threw everything up in the air as the EFL aborted the 2019-20 League Two campaign. It meant the start of the new season would be delayed. As we ended up bottom of the table based on a) a rubbish season and b) the formula used to calculate final positions, we faced the drop back to the Conference.
But ongoing off-pitch issues at Macclesfield Town left more question marks over our pre-season preparations. Ultimately, the Silkmen were deducted so many points that it hauled us off the bottom and kept us up. With that salvation, an unlikely and fortunate opportunity to right the wrongs of the previous campaign; Alex Revell building a new squad for a new era. And, after a bit of mid-season tinkering, it all clicked into gear and Boro’ started to show a new vigour.
The second half of the campaign saw us embark on a long unbeaten run that drove us from the inevitability of a relegation battle to an outside chance of a playoff place as we entered into the final straight. Of course, that was a bridge too far in the end. But a mid-table finish and a decent FA Cup adventure means the season counts as a success in relative terms. And it gave us a little something to look forward to as the die was cast on the 2021-2 League Two season.