Glenrothes manager Grant Brough is looking up the table after a crucial derby win over Kirkcaldy YM on Saturday.
The bottom four teams will be relegated from the revamped 16-team East Premier League this season and defeat for the Glens at Denfield Park would have seen them slide into the dreaded drop zone.
Instead the 3-2 victory catapulted the Warout side three places up the table into ninth, although they remain just two points ahead of fourth bottom side Livingston United.
Manager Brough said: “It was a good three points on Saturday against a decent YM side. Now we’ve got to build on that result and look at catching the teams above us.
“There’s a bit of a gap developing to the bottom three but there’s a whole group of teams looking to avoid that fourth bottom spot - including us.
“There’s only a handful of points separating fourth bottom from fourth top so it’s going to be a big challenge.”
Glens travel to Angus this Saturday for another must-win against the side immediately below them in the table, Kirriemuir Thistle.
There’s also a crunch game for Kennoway Star Hearts against Blairgowrie in the North League as third plays fourth at Treaton Park.
Thornton Hibs, without a game for three weeks due to postponements, will hope to get back in action with a Fife & Lothians Cup first round tie away to Livingston United.