Saturday's clash with play-off rivals Boreham Wood is Wealdstone's "biggest game of the season", according to manager Gordon Bartlett.
The Stones can hardly afford any more slip-ups in their remaining seven Ryman Premier League fixtures as they fight tooth and nail to stay in the hunt for a top five finish. Wednesday's 1-0 win over Margate has again given them hope when all looked lost after the Easter Monday defeat to local rivals Harrow Borough.
Boreham Wood lie fourth on 60 points, six ahead of Stones who have played three games less. They are unbeaten in their last four and have won their last two games 1-0 at Hendon and Canvey Island. Stones beat the Wood by the same score at Meadow Park last August and Bartlett says there is now little room for error as they turn into the home straight.
"Saturday is our cup final, the biggest game of the season," he said. "We must beat Boreham Wood to give ourselves a chance. They are a good team but if we play like we did on Wednesday then we have a great chance of winning the game."
Bartlett will make late decisions on goalkeeper Sean Thomas (concussion) and Chris O'Leary (groin) while James Gray and Kieron Forbes are available after serving one match bans. Ryan Ashe and Greg Ngoyi may again have to settle for a place on the bench. Marvin McCoy starts a three match suspension.
"It does not matter who you put out on the pitch, as long as they show the same determination and desire as Wednesday we can beat anyone in this league," added Bartlett.
Our prediction: Boreham Wood are a resilient side that tend to sneak wins by the odd goal. Stones must build on a solid defensive display and be more ruthless in front of goal. 2-1.