Warrington Town went into their game at Cantilever Park against lowly Stalybridge Celtic looking to move into joint second spot with Shaw Lane AFC, who have had a three-point deduction which hasn`t yet been affected.
However, in the end of a very disappointing night for their supporters, it was Celtic who were celebrating moving four points clear of the drop zone after a 1-0 win – following on from last Saturday`s victory over Stafford Rangers.
Stalybridge rode their luck, and what turned out to be the only goal of the game after 74 minutes was an own goal by experienced `keeper Tony McMillan, who punched the ball into his own net under pressure from Matty Wolfenden.
But the Wire had a great opportunity to equalise 6 minutes from time when Stephen Milne was brought down in the area, but recent signing Joe Piggott, who was making his home debut, saw his poorly-struck penalty comfortably saved by Jack Walton.
The only other game on Tuesday saw Ashton United move back into the top five with a comfortable 3-0 success at the Giant Axe against mid-table Lancaster City.
A third successive defeat for the Dolly Blues came after the visitors raced into a 2-0 lead with two goals in 3 minutes shortly before half-time from John Pritchard and then Liam Tomsett.
A third from Dan Mooney with 21 minutes remaining sealed the point for the Robins.