Dean Keates has ridden his own personal roller-coaster in the past few weeks but he suggested Kidderminster-Harriers will face plenty more highs and lows before their League fate is decided.
The all-action midfielder has been a key figure in Harriers' revival, netting three goals in three games, but he squandered the chance for a fourth in four when his penalty rolled wide of the target in Easter Monday's defeat to Mansfield Town.
It proved the turning point as off-colour Harriers, having led 1-0, crashed to a first defeat in seven matches. But the previous six games have convinced Keates they can survive an increasingly tension-filled relegation battle.
"There are still going to twists and turns before the end of the season," said Keates. "There's six games to go and 18 points to play for.
"Everybody was gutted to lose but we are in the same position as we were before the game. We still need to win one more game than Rushden."
Keates, who has played more football than any other Harriers player this season, admitted the Aggborough men had failed to reproduce the performances which had proved so encouraging, especially in an error-strewn second half against Mansfield.
"When you go in 1-0 up at half-time you expect to come out and win the game," said Keates.
"We should have gone on from there and killed the game off but I missed the penalty and that was the turning point in the game."
But they cannot look back on what-ifs. The former Walsall and Hull midfielder accepted his responsibility for his wayward penalty but he says Kidderminster need to take the positives from their other performances when they travel to Wycombe Wanderers tomorrow.
"We didn't seem to be at the races against Mansfield, we looked a bit laboured," he said. "But if you had said seven games ago that we would lose one in the next seven we would have snapped your hand off.
"We've got to put Monday's performance behind us and look back at those other six games. We've got to get back to that standard on Saturday, if not lift the bar even higher.
"There are six games to go and who is to say we can't go another six games unbeaten. If we can get three wins and three draws like we have in the last six, we will definitely be safe."