IT is a good job Accrington Stanley's fellow title chasers have the jitters otherwise it would be an extremely nail-biting end to the Reds, hopefully, glorious campaign.
Stanley have lost two out of their last three games but Hereford and Halifax are also failing to cope with the championship pressure - and that's good news for the Reds.
John Coleman's side have picked up just five points out of the last 15 and, without that stunning 20-game unbeaten run earlier, they would certainly be looking over their shoulders with five games left.
Hereford, though, have stumbled collecting two points out of the last nine - when they needed maximum points to upset the Reds - and Halifax slipped up on Saturday, leaving Stanley still clear and in a commanding position.
They can afford a few slip-ups - but not many more for the fans who are being put through the mill now with the title so tantalisingly close.
And they were put through the whole range of emotions on Saturday against one-time pacesetters Grays.
Stanley went ahead but Grays came back strongly after the break and their pace and slick passing causing the Reds backline no end of problems.
Their boss Mark Stimson was obviously happy with his side's win as they chase the play-offs but he still has no doubt the Reds are there.
"John Coleman can't be unhappy as they are the champions," said Stimson. "We played well and it was a fantastic game.
"Both games between the two sides have been fantastic advertisements for Conference football."
The first, in November was live on Sky when Stanley ended Grays unbeaten 15-game start to the season.
But the Reds will be glad this one didn't go out to the nation as poor defending let them down - although credit has to go to the Grays frontmen who had the speed and tricks to outwit Stanley.
John Coleman, though, hasn't time for below par peformances which have come at home recently.
"We haven't played well at home for the last four or five games," he said. "The first half was a bit of a non-event but we got a decent goal and then didn't come out for the second half. We got exactly what we deserved from the second half - nothing. We don't settle for second best, it was poor all over the park.
"We didn't have any spark and seemed listless and lifeless and some of the defending was shambolic. I would give us nought out of ten for our defending.
"If we are not careful we are going to end up limping over the line or notmaking it at all. We have got a good side here but if seven or eight fall below the standards then you will struggle against any team - and Grays are a good team.
"They showed more will to win and more fight and that is not like one of my sides."
For two sides who like to pass the ball about, the heavy pitch made it difficult especially in the first half.
The bounce was unpredictable and although Grays saw a lot of the ball they only tested keeper Rob Elliot in the first minute - and that resulted in an injury for the goalie.
He came out and slid in to knock the ball from the feet of Glenn Poole and injured his knee in the process.
Stanley struggled to get near the Grays goal as they soaked up the pressure but then, as has happened so often this season, they broke and scored.
Andy Todd surged down the right wing, rode John Nutter's tackle and played in a good cross. It missed Paul Mullin but was pushed out by Ashley Bayes into the waiting feet of Gary Roberts who belted the ball home for his 12th league goal of the season.
Peter Cavanagh's dipping free kick was just over the bar while Michael Welch did well to head away a Poole free kick and Robbie Williams took the ball off the feet of Mark Debolla on the stroke of half time.
With limited chances before the break, the second half was a complete contrast as the game opened up at both ends from the whistle.
And a five minute spell had the fans gasping for breath.
First, the strong Aaron McLean worked his way around Williams and curled in a cross which Debolla fired goalwards and Poole, around three yards out, touched over the line for the equaliser on 57 minutes.
Four minutes later and the pacey striker once more unsettled the Reds' defence this time getting past Cavanagh and firing in a ball which missed everyone and had Poole stooping at the far post to head into an empty net for the lead.
However, it was short-lived as Ian Craney, on 62 minutes, then made something out of nothing. He took the ball to the edge of the area and, as soon as he unleashed the shot, it was always going into the top corner of the net.
And the midfielder could have had a second a minute later when his fierce free kick was this time collected by Bayes.
But any hope of a Stanley revival soon disappeared as the last 20 minutes were all Grays.
The injured Elliot - who came out after the break with his knee bandaged - was throwing the ball rather than kicking but he still managed to perform heroics.
On 69 minutes, he pulled off a superb save to deny Poole a hat-trick and then Debolla's follow up was pushed away for a corner.
But he could do nothing for the winner. A Stanley attack broke up and the ball was played forward for Mclean.
He shrugged off two defenders and raced forward with Elliot charging out to block his shot. However it only came out to Stuart Thurgood on the edge of the area who - despite appeals for handball - played the ball back in. McLean was still in the box - although his shorts were falling down after the earlier tackle - but he kept his composure to fire home under Elliot.
But for better finishing the score could have been much worse with Elliot sticking out his leg to deny Michael Kightly in a one-on-one situation and he also blocked the winger again when he was clean through and looked certain to finish.
"It wasn't revenge for them ending our unbeaten run at the start but let's just say we wanted a win to smooth it over," added Stimson.
Coleman meanwhile was downbeat. "We have got to go to Forest Green and defend better."