FOOTBALL: Wrexham travel to Fleetwood on Tuesday in the Conference knowing that defeat will confirm their place in the play-offs, as well as their hosts' first ever promotion to the Football League.
This clash had long been earmarked as a title decider between the division's two leading clubs. However a spate of bad results for Wrexham and some ruthless form from Fleetwood has seen the Trawlermen pull away at the summit.
Fleetwood broke the 100-point mark with their win over York on Saturday. They now have 101 points, with Wrexham in second place on 90, well clear of Mansfield in third.
That the Dragons have scaled such heights is nothing short of a miracle given their problems at the beginning of the season. Staff went without wages as the spectre of administration loomed and manager Dean Saunders departed to Doncaster.
However the fans rallied and now own the club. A successful campaign followed, with the high-water mark arguably the FA Cup run which ended when the Dragons were cruelly eliminated on penalties in a third round replay against Brighton.
With just five games left this season, Wrexham's chances of automatic promotion are virtually non-existent barring an extraordinary collapse from Fleetwood.
Manager Andy Morrell, whose side lost to Alfreton Town at the weekend, admits that the pressure has affected his team at a crucial juncture in the season.
"We've given it to them on a plate, there's their incentive," Morrell said of Fleetwood, who are unbeaten in their last 27 matches.
"The pressure is on. I don't know if that pressure is telling on a few of the lads because it is hard, it is difficult to push over that line and get us out of the division.
"There are some young lads in that team, but it is not often you are in a position to win promotion.
"This will be good learning curve for some.
"We have to return to what we were like over Christmas in our next five games. And we need everyone right behind us."