Lichfield City FC made hard work of winning three points against Pershore Town.
The visitors dominated for long spells but were guilty of not converting a number of chances.
City had the better of the opening period, but the first real opportunity of note came when Andre Francis saw a strike saved by the Pershore keeper on 40 minutes.
Tom Evans then looked odds on to break the deadlock for Lichfield, only for a last ditch tackle to deny him.
Striker Dave Yonwin was next to go close as he narrowly failed to get on the end of a teasing ball.
There was still time for City to go even closer to a goal in a frantic finish to the first half with Dexter Ravenhill seeing his strike cannon back off the upright.
The second period saw more of the same with Evans forcing a fingertip save from the Pershore keeper, while Lewis Bourne also called the home stopper into action.
Francis sent an effort over the bar as it looked like being one of those days for Lichfield.
But the breakthrough finally came 15 minutes from time when Phillip McKerdy found the net.
Lichfield struck the woodwork again through Bourne as City finished strongly to secure all three points and jump to fourth in Division One of the Midland Football League.