A ruthless streak in front of goal is needed if Hampton & Richmond Borough are to clinch promotion, according to Orlando Jeffrey.
Alan Devonshire's men clinched an eighth league win on the trot with a 2-1 victory over Bishop's Stortford on Tuesday night - the goal conceded being just the second Jeffrey and his fellow defenders have conceded in that run.
However, while the Beavers' rearguard has been the Blue Square South's equivalent of Manchester United, it needed Francis Quarm to follow up his spot-kick winner at Bath City on Saturday with two more penalties against Stortford to keep the promotion bandwagon rolling.
Jeffrey said: "The forwards owe the defenders big time because we've been keeping a lot of clean sheets and doing really well.
"We've played the best two games of football this season against Bath City and Stortford, but we are hitting the crossbar and the post and just not putting the chances away.
"Hopefully the forwards are saving up some goals for March and April and the run in to the end of the season."
One striker who could provide the necessary firepower is Keiran Knight.
The 27-year-old front-man, who arrived from promotion rivals Hayes & Yeading earlier this month, came off the bench against Stortford, and within four minutes won the first of Quarm's two penalties to launch the fight-back.
Scorer of 50 goals in almost 200 appearances for Hayes, Knight found himself increasingly frozen out at Church Road.
And although he knows he'll have to bide his time, with the likes of Ian Hodges and Lawrence Yaku leading the line, he jumped at the chance to join the Beavers' promotion push.
He said: "I wanted to play football and I wasn't getting a game or an opportunity at Hayes & Yeading.
"It was clear I wasn't going to play so I had to get out. I'm sure I can still play at this level, and with Hampton challenging for honours, I'm really happy to be here.
"Hopefully I've given the boss a bit of a shove tonight because I want to play, but it's about waiting for an opportunity and taking it."
As well as winning eight games in a row, Hampton are unbeaten in 14 league games.
The last team to beat them in the league was Worcester City, back in early November, and it's Worcester who Hampton visit on Saturday before hosting Newport County on Tuesday.
A second-string Hampton side were knocked out of the Middlesex Senior Cup 1-0 by Wealdstone in last Thursday's quarter-final.
* CAPTAIN Danny Gordon netted his first goal in three years six minutes from time to earn Staines Town a 1-0 win over Harlow on Tuesday night.
The win made up for Saturday's disappointing 0-0 draw with Maidstone.
The Swans are at home to Carshalton on Saturday and Horsham on Tuesday night.
Also in the Ryman Premier, Byron Harrison's winner saw Ashford Town (Middx) beat Dartford 1-0 on Saturday.
And the Tangerines made it a win-double on Tuesday night when they beat Redbridge 2-1 in the League Cup, thanks to goals from Jon Pamler and Scott Todd.
Ashford are away to Hendon on Saturday and Tooting & Mitcham on Tuesday night.