JOHN Hughes has told his Great Harwood troops there is still plenty to play for as their NWCL Division Two fixtures pile up.
The Robins have had three of their last four games postponed and have now got 14 games left to play before 6 May.
But, with the non league pyramid being restructured, it is not clear how many will go up so Hughes has his sights set on wins to finish as high up as possible.
"There is still all to play for," said boss Hughes.
"We are not sure of the situation and we believe second place is still within our sights if we can put a good run together.
"We are on a run of five games unbeaten at the moment and we need to put a run together of nine or ten wins and that would give us a great chance of finishing in second or third place.
"I have told the lads there is still a chance of promotion as long as they work hard and be consistent."
FC United are 18 points clear at the top of the league with second placed Winsford 10 points ahead of Great Harwood with Harwood having two games in hand. The could have closed the gap if they had beaten Chadderton on Saturday but instead they were grateful for a late, late equaliser which rescued a point for them.
Hughes' side were trailing 2-0 against ten men Chadderton who had had a man sent off for handball in the first half. Ed O'Neill took the penalty but could only watch as it was saved.
"That's the second penalty we have not scored with," said Hughes. "John Eastham missed one and now Ed. I will be looking for a penalty taker in training from now on!"
But Harwood gave themselves some hope when Ryan Fisher beat three men and finished well with ten minutes to go to set up a lively finish.
And, with the last move of the game, Ben Howarth headed home from a corner to salvage a point.
"It was the last touch of the game. Stoppage time did seem a long time but the referee kept stopping his watch every time they kicked the ball out. I was just glad it worked in our favour," added Hughes.
His side travel to Norton tomorrow (Sat, ko 3pm) and are then at home to New Mills on Monday at the Interlink Express (ko 7.45pm).
Hughes is hoping to have a new face in his side after enquiring about Matt Houldsworth at Colne.
"If we can get Matt we will have cover in defence as I already have cover in midfield and up front. We will need everyone for the run-in as we could be playing three times a week."
Striker Yakub Khan is hoping to return after injury while midfielder Dennis Hill sat out Saturday's game as he was suspended. And they had to start without Eastham who arrived 15 minutes late.