Alfreton Town boss Nicky Law said his side's powerful second-half display in the thumping 4-0 home win over Barrow has all but ensured their Blue Square Bet Premier status for a third season.
The Reds dominated but had to be be patient before claiming a victory which means they need just one win from their remaining three games to be safe.
Law told BBC Radio Derby: "Everything about us in the second half was good.
"But we are not quite there yet even though we have 54 points."
Law has always been convinced Alfreton will stay up and that will be come a reality if they beat Tamworth at the Impact Arena on Thursday.
The bottom three cannot catch Alfreton and Lincoln, who are currently one place above the relegation zone, can only get 56 points if they win their last two games
Law said another display like they managed in the second period against Barrow should be good enough.
"It was powerful performance, we ran out comfortable winners and they couldn't cope with us," he said.
"When we work at our maximum and play with intensity it is hard for teams to live with us. In the second half our workrate, desire and our shape, finishing and decision-making was great.
"But our first half was disappointing. We could have been 2-0 up but we made it hard for ourselves.
"We kept getting caught offside, giving too many fouls away and invited them to put balls into the box. You can't get your momentum.
"We had a chat at half-time and asked the midfield and front two to give us a little bit more and they did that."