MALPAS assistant player-manager Robbie McWilliams says if they can improve their consistency then there is no reason why they cannot finish high up the pack.
The Wrexham Road club are second from bottom in Division Two of the Mid-Cheshire League and face a crunch clash at home to fellow strugglers Glossop NE Reserves tomorrow.
A big reason for their lowly position has been their inability to finish teams off - something that came back to haunt them in Saturday's thrilling 3-3 draw at Maine Road Reserves.
Although the point represented a good return against a side who are in the race for the title, McWilliams admitted it was a game they should have won.
Leading 2-0 with less than 10 minutes to play thanks to Luke Woollam's first-half brace, Malpas fell apart to trail 3-2.
But then up-stepped Andy Parry deep into injury time to earn them a share of the spoils, as his crossed free-kick from 50 yards evaded everyone and looped into the net to make it 3-3.
Malpas number two McWilliams said: 'In many way it was a good point, and in many ways it was not.
'It was a good performance, but to have been 2-0 up for most of the game and then not win was disappointing.
'To be fair, we've played that well in bits of other games this season but we've not kept it going for 90 minutes and it's cost us.
'There's still plenty of points left to play for so what we're aiming to do is get as high up the table as possible.
'But to do that we've got to keep hold of a lead. The Glossop game is a real six-pointer so it's one we have to win.'
Malpas boss Mark Jones will be without Stuart Musgrave tomorrow, but otherwise can pick from a full squad.