Player-manager Ian Dunn believes maximum points in Pinchbeck United’s final five league games would be enough to secure runners-up spot.
They returned to second place in the ChromaSport & Trophies Peterborough and District League’s Premier Division on Tuesday night by sending champions-elect Moulton Harrox to their first league defeat.
Dunn said: “I expect to get three points in every game.
“I know it’s not going to be easy. But if we get 15 points on the board then we’ve got a great chance of finishing in second because the other teams play each other.
“When we lost three out of five in August, it looked like it was going to be a long season.
“But we are now in a good position where we have a cup final coming up in May and we are looking strong for next season.”
On the midweek win, Dunn added: “The second half was very pleasing and our lads looked fit.
“At half-time I said we were lucky to be only 1-0 down as a second or third goal would have meant a different story.
“But in football we are all guilty of missed chances.
“The key to Moulton’s success has been the same players being together for a long time.
“They have brought in Ollie Maltby and a few others but they are a group who work so hard for each other.
“They make life difficult for teams to play against them because they are committed.”