ACCRINGTON Stanley boosted their bid for a top five spot with a huge win over play-off rivals Scarborough.
Manager John Coleman had labelled it a must win game and his side came up with the goods.
Rory Prendergast gave them the lead on 15 minutes after Steve Jagielka had flicked on a Peter Cavanagh cross and Prendergast finished at the far post.
They should have had more but a combination of poor finishing and Boro keeper Leigh Walker kept them at bay.
Boro started to get more into the game after the break but Stanley got the much-needed second when a Prendergast ball in was touched on by Lee McEvilly and Paul Mullin bundled in off the post for his 12th goal of the season.
The visitors made it a tense last few minutes when Paul Crichton dropped a Neil Redfearn shot and Tony Hackworth fired home but Stanley held on for a crucial three points.
"We just never make things easy for ourselves," said the boss. "But in the first half hour the passing was good, we made some good moves and it was as well as we can play.
"We got the second goal and should have gone on and won the game comfortably but Crichts made a mistake and has held up his hands.
"The win is all-important though and that will move us up the table. We have just got to start believing in ourselves a bit more."
And Coleman confirmed there could be two new faces at the Interlink this week.
"I may make a bid for a Conference player and take a Football League player. With the additions, I can't see any reason why we can't make the play-offs." he said.