So last night Bolton Wanderers struggled to break down a resilient Bury defence, meaning that our 0-0 draw leaves our promotion bid teetering on the edge of oblivion.
Sticking with the same team that had underperformed in the previous week's defeat to Scunthorpe United, Wanderers boss Phil Parkinson surprised many by his apparent lack of desire to bring about change.
With nervousness emanating from the stands with a fever normally only reserved for the smelly guy down the way from me, it was perhaps only natural that the players felt the same on the field.
Despite dominating large portions of the game, Wanderers were toothless in attack. A dour first half was without incident, although we improved in the second half, it was only in the last 15 minutes that we attacked with any sort of urgency. with Joe Murphy saving David Wheater's long-range thunderbastard.
Adam le Fondre struck the underside of the bar - a shot which later photos showed had indeed crossed the line.
Philip Morris, dangerous throughout, will perhaps be disappointed in his tame free-kick in the dying moments which went close.
The point ends a three-game losing run for the away team, whereas the Whites are now winless in three going into the final two games of the season.
To make matters worse (or better, depending on your point of view), captain fantastic Darren Pratley was forced off in the closing stages with a head injury. Let's hope that when he came back round someone told him he was Paul Scholes.
On to Port Vale it is.