Dean Inman believes a Maidenhead United win at Chelmsford City tonight will bring a whole new perspective to the Vanarama National League South title race.
Should the Magpies win at Melbourne, then they will recapture the leadership of the division.
Many have Ebbsfleet down as title favourites after a few weeks where Daryl McMahon’s men have gone into overdrive as Maidenhead’s draws had their own confidence suffering a dip.
But centre-back Inman knows that it all changes if they leave Essex with three points in a few hours time.
“It’s a big game,” said the ex-Hampton player. “We’re looking to get back to winning ways and it’s going to be a physical battle.
“If we win tonight then we go back top then we take it from there. It’s an awful cliche but there’s still a long way to go and if we take one game at a time you don’t know what’s going to happen.
“Dev (Alan Devonshire) has been around the leagues a long time and knows what it takes. He’s not letting us take our eyes off the ball and he will make sure we’re back at it tonight.”
If Maidenhead can get a win this evening then they know the rest of March is favourable.
They face Weston-Super-Mare, Oxford City, Welling and Bishop’s Stortford – all currently residing in the league’s bottom half.