GLYN Blackhurst's third goal in three games sealed a superb win for Alsager on Saturday.
The Bullets started as underdogs for the trip to Division One's second-placed side Stocksbridge, but are in fine form and were never overawed.
As their injury worries ease, Town have grown in strength and are again looking a force to be reckoned with. Blackhurst's 87th minute winner gave them a fully deserved maximum points over 10-man Park.
Boss Greg Clowes said: 'We are the team to beat in this league at the moment, as far as I am concerned. We were excellent.
'I had a good feeling before the match, and we played brilliantly for 30 minutes. Then they had a man sent off for a blatant stamp on Adam Parkinson.
'But that perked them up and they came at us for the rest of the half. They upped their effort and we didn't match them, so I gave the lads a rocket at half-time.
'I told them to get the ball wide at every opportunity, and make them work. We kept switching play and created some great chances, but their keeper was brilliant.
'I thought our chance had gone until Blackhurst popped up. He's been our best player at times this season.'
Fit-again skipper Dean Stokes was brought back at left-back, and his presence settled the side as they played some super stuff early on.
But when the hosts had Dean Calcutt red-carded for an outrageous stamp, they took control, and Dave Cockerill hit a post before the break.
The Bullets were better after the restart. Widemen Parkinson and Andrew Marshall got plenty of ball on the flanks, with central midfielders Black-hurst and Joe Gibiliru dictating the play.
Chris Budrys and Marshall had good chances before Blackhurst got on the end of an excellent Marshall delivery and made no mistake.
Alsager have the chance to right some wrongs in the next two games as they close in on Clowes's 40-point target for New Year.
They entertain Skelmersdale on Saturday and travel to Kidsgrove on Boxing Day. Both sides have comfortably beaten the Wood Park outfit previously this season.
Clowes added: 'Skelmersdale always raise their game against us, while I thought we laid down and died against Kidsgrove, so we have some points to prove.
'My aim was to see us with 40 points on the board by the end of December. We now have 36 with three games left, so we could be in for a bonus.'