Harry Hickford’s Hemel Hempstead Town did their chances of finishing in the National League South play-off places the world of good with a 3-1 win over Oxford City.
Hickford came off the bench late in the second half to help see out the victory for Hemel, who are now three points clear in the play-off places with two games left.
They visit relegation-threatened Margate on Saturday knowing a victory and anything less than a win from Maidenhead United or Dartford will secure an extension to their 2015/16 season.
Elsewhere, Giorgio Rasulo made his ninth appearance for Aldershot Town in their National League clash with Boreham Wood.
Rasulo played the full 90 minutes on the right-hand side of midfield but couldn’t help the 10-man Shots avoiding a 2-1 defeat.
The visitors went ahead inside the opening 10 minutes but Aldershot equalised through Jake Gallagher soon after. Chris Baker was then sent off for a handball in the box which allowed Conor Clifford to clinch victory for his side from the penalty spot.
Aldershot, safe from relegation in the National League, host Southport this weekend.
In the National League North, Ben Tilney was an unused substitute for Brackley Town as they drew 1-1 with Chorley.
The Saints, who led through Glenn Walker until a second-half equaliser from the Lancashire visitors, remain above the relegation zone on goal difference, although 20th-placed Lowestoft Town have played a game less.
Next up for Brackley is a vital meeting with the team one place above them in the table – AFC Telford United – where they know a win will see them climb above their rivals and create a one position gap between them and the bottom three.
Two other players set to be in action later this week are Simon Church and Lee Hodson, whose respective Scottish Premiership loan clubs return for their five post-split fixtures.
Church’s Aberdeen, in the top-half of the table, visit St. Johnstone on Friday evening, while Kilmarnock take on Inverness Caledonian Thistle looking to climb out of the relegation play-off spot.
Harry’s Hemel on course for play-off finish.