MALPAS put vital breathing space between themselves and the foot of the Division Two table with a 2-1 home win over Glossop North End Reserves on Saturday.
The three points were enough for Mark Jones' men to leapfrog their opponents into 14th place - two off the bottom.
Malpas turned in a laboured first-half performance and trailed 1-0 to a goal five minutes before the half-time break.
The hosts improved in the second period and Luke Woollam lobbed the keeper from 25 yards to level the scores.
Malpas hit their winner when Woollam worked a short corner and crossed for Rob Martin, who tucked the ball past the Glossop keeper.
Malpas assistant manager Robbie McWilliams said: 'A few choice words were said at half time but they had the right effect because we dominated the second half.
'We really took the game to Glossop and deserved the win.'
Malpas are without a fixture this weekend.