WITTON Albion are just a handful of victories from the UniBond League title.
They went top on Saturday and, with two games in hand, can even afford a slip up during their eight-game run-in.
And their success is all the more remarkable for its economy - the wage bill is by far the lowest of all seven leading clubs.
Indeed, Telford have three times the budget; Burscough and Hednesford twice that of Witton.
Five wins - possibly as few as four - could be enough to win their first title since 1991 when, even so far back, Stan Allen commanded a wage bill double that available to Jim Vince.
But the Witton boss said: 'We have won nothing yet, but is in our hands now.
'We have been punching above our weight all year and our position is a testimony to the players.
'We have played attractively and piled in the goals, but now I'll be happy if grind out 1-0 wins until the end of the season.'
Last night Witton were at Fleetwood, where they recently lost in the League Cup and their hosts look to be steaming into the play-offs.
On Saturday, Albion are at Hednesford, who they beat impressively at home last month.
There are obvious dangers in meeting teams with ambitions to match their own.
Vince said: 'I am optimistic, but our feet are firmly on the ground.
I know Fleetwood won't be easy and Hednesford were the best side we have met, at least in terms of strength and aggression. They had us under the cosh for 20 minutes.
'Complacency could be an enemy. We have worked hard all season long to get where we are. It has been a fantastic season what ever happens, but it is not party time yet.'
In theory at least things get easier for Albion on East Monday when they are at home to bottom club Grantham Town (3pm) and the following week they have a visit from third from bottom Mossley.
'They are allegedly poor sides, but so were Radcliffe and they gave us a bit of trouble at the weekend,' said Vince.
Their final games are: April 16 Gateshead away, 21 Whitby away, 24 Telford United home and 28 Frickley home.
Albion will be without striker Carl Frost for the remainder of the campaign. He has a recurring thigh injury.
Vince keeps weekly tabs on five players out on loan, but a big enough squad remains at Wincham Park.
'They are good enough as well. It is just a question of whether they grab the opportunity because it will be something they will remember for the rest of their lives,' added the manager.