MANAGER Darren Baker has dubbed today's (Saturday) clash with high-flying Wolstanton United "the biggest game of the season so far".
The Green boss said: "This weekend is a really good test. It will show just how far we have come in a short space of time. We've already played a couple of the top sides in Redgate Clayton and Audley. But if you finish above Wolstanton you've a good chance of winning the league."
Baker is expecting a serious clash of styles against a Wolstanton side who look to find target man Mark Grice as early as possible. He added: "They are a completely different side to us. They get it forward to the big man up front as early as possible. He (Grice) scores 30 to 40 goals a season.
"If we can keep a clean sheet we've a good chance of winning the game because we are going to score goals. But Wolstanton have goals in them as well. If we can get a positive result it shows we can compete with the best. It will give everyone confidence which we will take into the second half of the season."
Wolstanton suffered a surprise 4-0 reverse at Norton last weekend which keeps Green level pegging with Saturday's opponents on 22 points just off the top. Abbey Hulton now lead the way by a single point after edging past Newcastle United at the weekend. Hanley Town also moved above Green on goal difference following their 8-0 mauling of Moorlands outfit Cheadle Town. Saturday's home clash with Wolstanton is a 2.30pm kick-off.