CREWE FC have applied to join the North West Counties League.
The ambitious Cumberland Arena club are to have their facilities vetted by NWCL grading officials later this month.
Manager Ian O'Reilly said: 'It has always been our intention to achieve North West Counties League status and with non-league due to be revamped this summer, we thought we'd throw our hat in the ring.
'The league are still up in the air about how the restructuring will go.
'They said they may lose four clubs and they may gain four clubs, but if we can gain entry into the revamped Division Two, that would be great news.
'Either way, we are keen to know what needs doing to our facilities to achieve the grading, if not for next season, for the seasons to come.'
On the field, O'Reilly's men have been making great strides and notched a 4-1 victory for the second successive week at Broadheath Central on Saturday.
'Broadheath were a poor side and our win sent them down, but you can only beat what's in front of you and, in years gone by, we have slipped up against teams in those positions so we've shown we're capable of dealing with them now,' said O'Reilly.
Dave Hanson opened the scoring before Martin Caldwell doubled the lead with a bullet header.
Battling Broadheath managed to rock Crewe with a goal soon after the restart, but Hanson then added his second from the penalty spot before man-of-the-match Barry Murrell capped his fine display with a goal.
Crewe have now lost only twice in 16 games and will face a real test of their credentials when they host title-chasing Middlewich Town at the Cumberland Arena on Saturday (3pm).
Gareth Brookes is to start his second spell with the club in that game, with O'Reilly hoping to have completed his signing from Nantwich Town in time for the game.
O'Reilly said: 'Gareth has not been getting a regular game at Nantwich and he will offer extra quality from set plays, so it will be good to have him back on board.'