Ollie Maltby brought up his half-century of goals to boost Pinchbeck United’s title bid.
He won and converted an early penalty then Liam Ogden scored the winner just after Netherton United had levelled on 79 minutes.
Player-manager Ian Dunn said: “We knew a win would open up a massive gap at this stage of the season.
“Our performance was very disciplined and well organised. The lads worked hard defensively and going forward.
“It’s more difficult to create good chances against better sides but we restricted them to set-pieces.
“They scored as a result of a long throw-in but we went up the other end and won it.
“At this level, Ollie’s goal ratio is absolutely ridiculous.
“It’s crazy how he sticks away the chances as he very rarely misses the target.
“Teams have tried to stop him but they can’t cope with his movement and work-rate. He creates space off the ball and gives us options to find him.”
Pinchbeck are at home again on Saturday as fifth-placed Peterborough ICA Sports visit Knight Street.
It’s crazy how he sticks away the chances as he very rarely misses the target.Ian Dunn