JUST eight points stand between Accrington Stanley and an emotional return to the Football League.
With six games to go, the Reds are on the verge of ending 44-years of agony as they have opened up a 14 point gap at the top of the Conference table - and they could have the title in the bag as soon as next week.
Main challengers Hereford lost on Saturday and can get 88 points if they win all their games - and they have two coming up this week with Woking tomorrow (Fri) and Morecambe on Tuesday.
If they lose both these clashes and Stanley win against play-off hopefuls Grays tomorrow then it is a case of Football League, here Stanley come.
But John Coleman is not letting this affect his side's preparation for the game against one-time leaders Grays - as he knows his men have to be fully focused on the job in hand.
"Grays will be a tough game - I think it is our hardest game of the season," said the boss.
"They are in the FA Trophy final so that has taken some of the pressure off but we have to put in a better performance than we have in our last six or seven home games. Grays are a very good side. They maybe over achieved earlier on in the season when they went on the 15-game unbeaten run but they still have plenty to play for.
"There are a lot of ifs and buts going around at the moment about what will happen but this won't come into play if we get eight points. We have got six games left and can win two and draw two and then we have won the league."
Stanley came from behind to pull off a superb 4-2 win against in-form York on Saturday and Coleman was delighted - especially as David Brown slotted home a penalty after recent spot kick disasters.
"We showed a lot of character, especially Browny taking the penalty," said Coleman. "It is the first time in my life I have not watched a penalty. It was too nerve racking but Browny will be on penalties tomorrow now if we get one.
"Jimmy (Bell, assistant manager) has always said Browny is the best penalty taker at the club and we haven't had much luck with them recently but he held his nerve well.
"We enjoyed the York win and, with Hereford losing, it was like winning twice and reversing our Southport defeat last week."
Grays boss Mark Stimson has no doubt that the title is Accrington's but is going to try and delay any celebrations for a while yet.
His play-off chasers have reached the FA Trophy final - they are the holders - and thumped Kidderminster 5-0 midweek in the league.
"We are playing the champions," said the Grays boss. "They are a good side who like to get the ball down and play the right way, in my eyes. They have good players with experience and one or two younger ones mixed in.
"But we can't go there with any more confidence and if we keep working hard who knows? It could be just as tight in the first game and hopefully this time we'll come out on the right side."
The two sides clashed in November live on Sky when Grays were going for a Conference record of 16 games unbeaten at the start of the season. Stanley won - and never looked back as they showed the rest of the Conference they meant business and are now within touching distance of the title.
Defender Robbie Williams is back for the Reds after a one-game ban while Leam Richardson sits out the third game of his four-match suspension.