With the top two away the contenders sure did play as the race for promotion gained real pace with several sides picking up precious points which see them close in on the play-off places.
With 5 wins in a row Meridian VP are in the top ten and closing in on the promised land.
They came out best in a 7-goal thriller at SC Thamesmead today, with Douane West getting 2 of their 4 and Troy Copeland and Ramell Lake also chipping in.
Croydon are also climbing the ranks as they kicked-off the new year in style, winning 3-2 at FC Elmstead.
Jubril Adamson, Henry Swann and Richard Pingling were all on target and the Trams are now up to 11th place.
Greenways are 8th, just 4 points below the play-off places thanks to a come-from-behind home win against Lydd Town.
Timmy Babington scored first and last for the visitors but the goals from Adam Sheepwash, Tom Reardon and Matt Atkins earned Greenways the victory.
Rochester United moved back inside the top 5 after a comfortable 3-0 win against Faversham Strike Force at Rede Court Road.
Hicham Akhazzan, Luis Dos Santos and Lucas Payne were all on target for the Spartans who are now one place below this afternoon’s beaten opponents.