WITTON Albion are bracing themselves to meet four of their promotion rivals in the next three weeks.
It is a sequence of tough games which could decide their play-off chances - or even give them the chance of winning the title itself.
They are at fourth-placed Guiseley on Saturday and host second-placed Hednesford Town on Tuesday.
Next weekend they host Whitby (seventh) and on March 6 welcome leaders Telford United to Wincham Park.
In addition, they were at Prescot Cables last night and have away games at Fleetwood and Ashton before they meet Telford.
Manager Jim Vince said: 'They are massive games. By next Tuesday night we could be second.'
While Albion's pre-season target was a place in the play-offs, Vince points out they are playing well enough to contest the championship itself.
Before last night Witton were a point behind Guiseley with five games in hand and they are chasing Hednesford whom they trail by eight points from three fewer games.
Hednesford's attack includes Dave Whittaker, who joined Witton from Leek Town 12 months ago, and Mark Sale, recently acquired from Northwich Vics.
'He'll be a threat,' said Vince. 'But we've got a few threats of our own.'
They won't include Carl Frost, who pulled a thigh muscle and is out of the next two games at least. Mark Peers' return from injury is timely.
Witton's latest success was to beat Marine for the second time a week to reach the semi-finals of the UniBond League Cup.
The gate dropped below the 200 mark, mystifying Vince.
'We can't force people to come, but fans keep telling me it is the best Witton side for nearly 20 years,' he said.
'All the team can do is keep winning and playing fantastic football.
'If there is something else the club can do then I'd like people to tell us.
'Greater vocal support is worth a goal start, minimum.'
Albion are encouraging regular supporters to bring a friend to the game against Whitby, with a 'happy hour' in the social club from 1.30pm.