AFC CROYDON picked up a narrow 1-0 win over Worcester Park, thank to Lee Jansen's powerful header.
This game began with both sides only separated by goal difference in the league and a 3-3 draw fresh in the memory.
It was obvious that this would be a tight affair and so it proved as the game progressed.
The visitors began the game impressively without really creating any clear cut chances or troubling Dean Rose in the Rams goal.
Slowly the home side came into the game but equally never really troubled Tom Derry in the visitor's goal, but just before half-time Worcester Park came close to taking the lead when their giant striker headed narrowly wide of the goal.
The second-half began like the first with Worcester Park looking to gain the upper hand and the closest they came was when Marc Munio tried his luck from 25-yards but Rose pushed it over the crossbar.
Just past the hour, the visitors created their best chance but a fine goal-line clearance from David Baker kept the score level.
But Croydon opened the scoring when Baker surged down the right and delivered a pinpoint cross for Jansen to head powerfully beyond the reach of Derry to put Croydon one-up.
Worcester Park tried to rally but the home defence held firm