There are another five places to make up to reach the play-offs but Solihull Borough have climbed four places in a week to indicate their season is heading in the right direction.
Manager Tony Dobson has warned that results in the first half of the campaign have left little room to falter but Jerome Grandison's goal was enough to seal Saturday's 1-0 success at Burnham and push Boro into the top ten.
It was a solid rather than spectacular performance but Grandison provided the stand-out moment when he rattled in the 63rd-minute winner from a silky move involving Jamie Petty and Jamie Williams.
Third-placed Sutton Coldfield Town continue to head the West Midlands challenge but they were frustrated in letting slip a winning advantage in a 1-1 draw at home to Cinderford Town.
Sutton were sensing a seventh win in eight matches when Danny McGhee's beautifullyplaced chip gave them the lead but Matt Aubrey equalised with 14 minutes left.
Bromsgrove Rovers' hopes suffered a setback, though a 2-0 defeat to leaders Clevedon Town still provided moments of encouragement.
Crucially, Rovers failed to capitalise on their first-half dominance, with Neil Davis hitting the bar, and the hosts sealed a seventh win in a row with goals from Keith Sheppard, on 65 minutes, and Leon Hapgood in the last minute.
Rushall Olympic leapfrogged Rovers into 11th spot after extending their unbeaten league run to eight matches with a 1-1 draw at home to Paulton Rovers.
It was a case of two points dropped for the Pics, however, after Neil Barnfield's 31st-minute thunderbolt put them ahead only for Dan Cleverley to level in the last minute.
It was a similar tale of missed chances for Bedworth United after a controversial penalty sent them to a 2-1 defeat at home to Beaconsfield despite Jon Douglas bagging his 16th league goal to fire the Greenbacks ahead.
Arthur Allan and Jason Bowen netted for the visitors.
Stourport Swifts also suffered for wastefulness in front of goal in a scoreless stalemate at home to Swindon Supermarine, with Andy Burgess and Shaun Findlay being most guilty of squandering chances. ..SUPL: