Holbeach United striker Jamie Clarke believes their season is still alive despite losing ground on the leaders after the 2-2 draw at AFC Kempston Rovers.
The match started 25 minutes late because of a crash on the A1 but when it got under way, Tigers winger Lee Beeson wasted no time in giving his side a 39th second lead.
Ex-Holbeach winger Ash Fuller equalised for the Walnut Boys on 11 minutes and Holbeach went behind to a Ekene Amadi strike 12 minutes before half time.
But Beeson equalised from the penalty spot and new signing Andrew Tidswell had a chance to win it near the end.
Clarke said: “I’d probably say that it’s two point dropped because we had enough of the game to win it.
“But I’d rather have a point than none at all, especially as we didn’t have the ideal preparation because of the delayed kick off.
“We adapted ourselves to the circumstances showed that Tigers spirit that we’ve had all season.”
The draw ended a turbulent period for Holbeach in which joint-manager Graham Drury quit, with strikers Matty Nolan, Lee Dube and midfielder Jake Duffy following the former Boston United, Corby Town and Stamford boss out of Carter’s Park.
Clarke said: “We’ve got Andrew Tidswell back (from Spalding Town) and he played well at Kempston, but at this stage of the season we need to try and take as many points as we can to stay in the title mix.
“It’s been a bit down in past week but we’ve got to go to Desborough on Tuesday night full of confidence and we have enough characters to carry on and really work for each other.
“I have a lot of faith in the management team (John Chand, Jay Harrison and Steve Kerwood) and our season is not over yet.”
Holbeach: Conroy, Delahoy, Gibson (Drury), Cartwright, Brown, Beeson, Kirby, King (Roco, then Keeble), Parker, Tidswell, Clarke.