RUNCORN are back on top of the table but may still have to win their final campaign home game to secure promotion to the North West Counties League Division One.
A draw last night between fellow contenders Padiham and New Mills would have left Linnets requiring a point from the last two games - the first against visiting Holker OB on Saturday (ko 3pm).
But, otherwise, Runcorn will need three to be certain of going up and take the worry out of the trip to Chadderton on Saturday, April 28 - the first anniversary of for mation.
Results elsewhere beforehand could still take the pressure off the final day while Steve Carragher's hopes of pipping Winsford United have been revived .
Winsford, who lost 3-2 to a last-minute goal at Chadderton on Tuesday, entertain Bootle this Saturday, visit both Holker and New Mills in midweek and play their last game at home to Darwen.
Carragher said: 'We have just got to make sure we get a result on Saturday because that's promotion guaranteed.
'I would be more than happy to take promotion - that's been our goal all along but the championship would be the icing on the cake.'
There are no fresh injury concerns and midfieldman Jay Edwards looks ready to play some part this weekend.
'Jay has had a stop-start season with injuries but is a great lad with a smashing attitude,' added the boss.
'We didn't want to risk him on Tuesday - it would be nice for him, as a local lad, to play in front of a good crowd in the game which will hopefully bring us promotion.'
With Colin Quirk not fit enough to play a full part in Edwards' absence, Carragher has been delighted with Liam Loughlin, who was signed as a striker but has done well in central midfield.
* John Williams, manager of Runcorn FC's championship winning sides of 1980-81 (Northern Premier) and 1981-82 (Alliance Premier) will be guest of honour at Linnets' Pavilions. presentation night on Friday, May 4. The £5 ticket price includes a buffet.