Tamworth sent a get-well-soon message to goalkeeper Scott Bevan in the best way possible after claiming a vital 2-0 home win over promotion-chasers Stevenage Borough.
Lambs player-boss Mark Cooper dedicated victory to Bevan, who had emergency surgery to remove a kidney after being injured in the midweek win at Forest Green Rovers. The 26-year-old spent two days in intensive care but now, thankfully, is making progress and has been moved to a general ward.
"I'm sure everyone was thinking of Scott today," said Cooper. "This win was for him."
It was the first time in six matches that the Lambs had overcome Stevenage and, more importantly, a second win in five days pushed Coop-er's men four points clear of second-bottom Crawley Town and one point behind fifth from bottom Scarborough.
Carl Heggs showed his striker's instinct to hammer home the opener on 62 minutes after defender Peter Folkes had headed on a Matty Williams corner. Then on-loan Notts County striker Williams notched for the third game in a row with a sizzling 25-yard-free-kick past keeper Alan Julian.
Mark Yates urged Kidderminster Harriers to build for the future, regardless of the fact that he might have to lose top scorer Iyseden Christie. The Harriers manager saluted their 4-1 win at Southport - the third successive league success since Yates arrived - as another step in climbing up the table.
But he wouldn't comment on reports that Rochdale and Lincoln City were pursuing Christie in a beat-the-deadline deal before the transfer window closes tomorrow.
Christie's 14th goal of the season provided Harriers' third at Haig Avenue as they avenged an FA Cup exit there in November. But the hosts, stuck at the foot of the table, had grabbed a shock fifth minute opener before Harriers skipper Mark Jackson headed home a Johnny Harkness free-kick to level ten minutes later.
Harkness lashed home a 25-yard free-kick to put Harriers ahead on 25 minutes, Christie converted from Russ Penn's pass and then Simon Russell tapped home after on-loan Francino Francis had his shot parried.
Yates said: "It has been a decent start but I am demanding more from the players in every game.
Hopefully we can kick on and steadily climb the table."
Hereford United had to fight back from a 2-0 deficit to earn a point in a 2-2 draw at promotion rivals Grays Athletic. Aaron McLean and Stuart Thurgood gave the Essex side the advantage but two headers from defenders Tamika Mkandawire and Dean Beck-with hauled the Bulls level.
Manager Nigel Clough praised "an excellent all-round performance" as two goals from on-loan midfielder Kris Taylor earned Burton Albion their first Conference win in 2006. Walsall youngster Taylor bagged both goals in the first-half to claim a 2-0 win at Canvey Island.