Long Buckby gave themselves a survival lifeline on Tuesday night with a 3-2 win at Desborough Town in the United Counties League Premier Division.
The win was Buckby’s third of the season, and although they remain bottom of the table, they are now seven points adrift of second-bottom Harborough Town, but with three games in hand.
They are also 10 points behind third-from-bottom Sileby Rangers.
Muzi Nduna-Ndlovu’s fifth minute Bucks opener at the Waterworks Field was cancelled out by a 21st minute Leo Adams header.
Buckby were back in front within a minute through Elliott Herbert.
Again Adams headed Ar Tarn on terms after 28 minutes.
The decisive goal arrived from Nkosi Mzungwana five minutes into the second half.
Desborough had two players sent off on a night to forget.
Buckby now have three home games in the space of eight days to look forward to.
They entertain Harrowby at Station Road on Saturday, before welcoming Kempston on Tuesday, and then Sleaford next Saturday.
In UCL Division One, Woodford United were without a game last weekend.
Adam Knight’s men return to action on Saturday when they tyravel to seventh-placed Wellingborough Whitworth.
They are also on the road next Tuesday night when they go to promotion-chasing Lutterworth Athletic, who currently sit in fourth place.
Woodford are currently sitting in a comfortable 14th place in division one, 10 points ahead of Blackstones who are directly beneath them.