Mark Cooper believes the fight for Conference survival will continue on a nerve-shredding path until the final whistle on the last day of the season after Tamworth had to settle for a point against Southport in their basement battle.
A nervy performance at The Lamb and a goalless draw left the Lambs without a win in eight matches while victories for fellow strugglers Crawley Town and Scarborough added to the disappointment.
But four points still separate the bottom four teams and basement side Tamworth are not about to surrender.
"I'm sure this relegation battle will go to the last game," said player-manager Cooper. "We might need a point or a win on the final day [at home to Crawley].
"Everyone was telling me the game against Southport was a must-win but I didn't see it that way. There's still a long way to go."
The Lambs know, however, they will need to take their chances. While Cooper was pleased with a clean sheet after their recent defensive lapses, he admitted they need to be sharper in attack.
Their best opportunity fell to Dominic Roma but he headed over from three yards. "It was a gilt-edged chance," said Cooper.