EVESHAM United made it ten points from the last four matches with a vital 2-0 victory at Paulton Rovers on Saturday.
The Robins were dominant throughout and Adam Page’s first half goal and an own goal after the break from Joe Hillard ensured there were no slip-ups against their lowly hosts.
The win cements fifth spot – the final play-off place – in Southern League Division One South for Paul Collicutt’s men, who remain two points above Winchester City who have two games in hand.
Crucially, Evesham, who have six matches remaining, moved level on points with fourth-placed Cirencester Town who were beaten 2-1 by title-chasing Yate Town. Cirencester still have a game in hand on the Robins.
Evesham soon asserted their authority on Saturday’s game and, after a string of fine saves from Rovers keeper Adam Forster, United opened the scoring through Page’s thumping strike.
Despite their superiority, Evesham needed a second goal and it arrived when Hillard put through his own net just after the hour mark, setting Evesham up nicely for this Saturday’s home game against 15th-placed Bristol Manor Farm.