Gainsborough Town continued their fine run of form witha 2-1 win at home to CGB Humbertherm on Saturday.
Following on from two superb wins against Cleethorpes Town and league leaders Hykeham Town, Gainsborough gained more momentum as the title race enters the final few weeks.
Management Hutchinson, Mallett and Noble had to dig deep this week as players were unavailable due to injuries and work commitments.
In came Adam Wainwright and Ben Sheriff, and Adam Hind.
Town started off with outfield player Liam Andrews in goal, with a back four of Hind, Carl Larocca, Ben Russell and Dan Guilliat .
Brad Thomas, Craig Lill, Wainright and James Dickenson made up the midfield, with Danny Martin up front and Greg Andrews in a free role.
The game couldn’t have started any better for Town as within two minutes they were one up.
Superb play down the left by Wainwright released Martin whose ball into the box was met by Lill who slammed it into the top corner.
Town continued the pressure and were rewarded after 20 minutes when another superb ball through from Andrews released Martin who, when one on one with the keeper, made no mistake as usual, slotting the ball past him from 20 yards out.
If anything the goal made Town complacent and they let the visitors back into the game, the centre forward having a free header at a corner.
The second half started off with Town controlling things from the back, the fairly new centre half partnership of Larocca and Russell dealing with anything thrown at them.
Guilliatt and Hind provided excellent support in both attack and defence when needed.
For the second week running brad thomas was instrumental alongside Lill, both their energy levels and desire to press and win the game was excellent.
Both wide men and Andrews created chance after chance but they came and went begging as Town could not quite put the game to bed.
After 70 minutes Sheriff replaced Martin who had worked himself into the ground.
Sheriff made an immediate impact, holding the ball up well and working chances for himself.
He released Lill whose shot was well saved and then had a 20 yard screamer touched round the post.
Andrews and again Lill both had good chances to score but it wasn’t to be and Town saw the game out professionally yet again for the third week running to continue their impressive recent run.
Gainsborough are at home this Saturday, again to Horncastle Town and away the next week at CGB Humbertherm.
Then comes the crunch semi-final at home to Skegness Town, against whom they had a meeting abandoned, and then at Marshalls drew 3-3 with only five regulars available.
The outcome of the abandoned game has yet to be determined.