JOHN Hughes must have the magic touch as he has lifted Great Harwood out of the NWCL Division One relegation zone for the first time this season.
The former Chorley boss thought he had a thankless task when he took over at the end of last month with the Robins rooted to the foot of the table.
But they have won three and drawn two of their last seven games and are now out of the bottom two.
"I think the players just have belief in themselves now," said the manager. "I don't know what it is but I have tried to get them to believe in themselves a bit more and they have taken it on board."
Harwood enjoyed a huge win against Trafford last Friday thanks to goals from McDonald and an 87th minute winner from Ed O'Neill.
And they followed it up on Tuesday with a 2-2 draw at Skelmersdale courtesy of goals from Neville Nelson - a 35 yard scorcher - and an equaliser from Neil Smith.
"Neil plays at the back but is a big lad and has got three goals in four games. He has got presence. And Neville's goal was great. It just flew in. I bet he can never do that again!"
With just three games left, Hughes is targeting three wins.
This starts at Accrington Stanley tonight when they face Abbey Hey (ko 7.45) and then they have a huge game against relegation rivals Formby away, on Tuesday.
"That's the big one but it is in our hands. If we can beat Abbey Hey and Formby we are almost there.
"We were missing a lot of players on Tuesday night with Lee Sculpher out and Neil Kennedy but those that came in did well and they now believe they can do it."
Chairman Bill Holden is delighted.
"We are just having that bit of luck which seemed to be eluding us earlier on in the season. We played well against Skelmersdale and hit the post twice before they scored their first goal. And Bobby Harris pulled off some superb saves to keep us in it.
"The side have just got a bit more confidence and John and the backroom staff now believe we can beat relegation."