Glossop North End host play-off rival Colne for this weekend’s six-pointer in the Evo-Stik First Division North (KO 15:00 BST).
The Hillmen need a positive response to their 7-2 thrashing by relegation-threatened Prescot Cables on Saturday – the first time Glossop have conceded seven in the league since 2002.
Meanwhile, in-form Colne made it six wins in a row as they beat Tadcaster Albion emphatically 4-1 to go third with three games remaining.
Out of those six games, the Lancashire club scored an impressive 21 goals conceding three.
Glossop’s form has very much been hit-and-miss at late after conceding nine in their last three games.
Shutting out the opposition has also been a major problem this season for the Hillmen, who last kept a clean sheet against Goole on March 11.
Although Chris Willcock’s men have spent the majority of the season around the top six, they possess the worst defensive record out of the top 12-placed teams – shipping 63.
A win for Glossop would put them back into a play-off spot, leapfrogging Colne into a position as high as third, depending on other results.
The reverse fixture at Holt House on August 13 saw goals from Karl Jones and Max Leonard help Glossop triumph as 2-0 winners.
Additionally, Colne have recently been deducted one point after breaking Rule 6.9, Playing an Ineligible Player.
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