Simon Russell produced a thunderbolt finish to earn Kidderminster Harriers a vital 1-0 win over struggling Crawley in last night's Nationwide Conference fixture at Aggborough.
The midfielder struck on 24 minutes when he cracked home a long-range effort into the top corner for his second goal of the season.
Harriers had the better chances as Johnny Mullins and Andy White both went close while Gavin Hurren was denied by keeper Phil Smith, but Crawley's David Woozley headed over from an inviting chance.
Matty Williams' fifth goal for relegation-battling Tam-worth was not enough to earn them any reward as they lost 2-1 at York City.
The on-loan Notts County striker converted a 90th-minute penalty after David McGurk had handled.
But the Lambs had faced an uphill struggle after conceding in the second minute. Former Harriers loanee and Walsall striker Andy Bishop pounced for a cool finish when Tamworth skipper Adie Smith slipped and then Clayton Donaldson doubled the lead in the 63rd minute after wrong-footing Smith and firing past Sean Bowles.
First-half goals from Andy Williams and Stuart Fleet-wood were enough for Hereford United to defeat Alder-shot Town 2-1 at Edgar Street, a result which pushes the Bulls into second spot.
Christian Moore (46), and Shaun Harrad (60) were on target as Burton Albion overcame visitors Cambridge United 2-1.
Redditch United's late comeback was rewarded with an own goal equaliser five minutes into stoppage time in their 1-1 draw with Hinckley United in Nationwide North.
The relegation-battling Reds feared it was going to be another night to forget at The Valley when the visitors took a 67th-minute lead through Kyle Storer, the on-loan Tam-worth midfielder tucking home a Matty Lewis cross.
It seemed to get worse when both Steve Palmer and Craig Wilding had 'goals' disallowed but one last effort brought an equaliser as Knitters defender Leigh Platnauer could only divert Carl Palmer's cross into his net.
Worcester City produced a defiant display to thwart title-chasing Nuneaton Borough's second-half siege and earn a 0-0 draw at Manor Park.
City had the best chances in the first half with Adam Webster and Des Lyttle threatening but it was largely one-way traffic after the break. However, City keeper Danny McDonnell saved from Gez Murphy one-on-one and the visitors managed to clear two efforts off the line.
Chris Smith's first goal for the club sealed Halesowen Town's place in the Worcestershire Senior Cup final after they crushed Sutton Coldfield Town 4-1.
Howard Forinton and Nathan Lamey grabbed two quick-fire goals before half-time for the hosts and Lamey made it 3-0 four minutes after the interval. Though Danny McGhee hit back for Sutton with 15 minutes left, Smith made it 4-1 with two minutes left.
Stourbridge moved into second place in the Harvey World Travel Midland Alliance after a 2-1 comeback win at home to Leamington.
Jon Adams smashed home a 19th-minute strike to give the Brakes the lead, only for Adam Bastable to level six minutes later and then Mark Bellingham, the Alliance's top scorer, notched the second half winner.
Table-toppers Malvern Town needed to survive a few scares before emerging 3-1 winners at lowly Cradley Town. Marc Burrow turned home a 55th-minute corner for Malvern's first and Mark Owen capitalised on hesitant defending to double the lead but an 87th-minute header from Mark Smith threatened a Cradley fightback before substitute Duncan Willetts struck Malvern's third a minute from time.
Thierry Batomen marked his full debut with Racing Club Warwick with a goal in their 3-1 home win over Rocester. Defender Batomen, signed from Coventry Copsewood, slotted home the opener just before half-time from Gavin O'Toole's corner.
Though the Romans equalised through Adam Baum on 55 minutes, Jermaine Gordon restored the hosts' lead from Michael Hayden's pass on 69 minutes and then James Wood tucked home an 85th-minute penalty after Gordon was flattened. n Solihull Borough have been warned tonight's home game with basement side Thame United is a must-win.
Two defeats in the last three matches have dented Boro's hopes of making up lost ground on the Southern One West play-off pack.