For after the leaders clash today with second placed Honley, they follow up with another massive top-of-table battle next week against third-placed Barkisland.
And although they carry a seven-point lead into the last month, the Swallow Lane side know full well they are going to have to battle all the way to get their hands on the Byrom Shield for the first time since 1944!
“Starting today, we have two massive games coming up back-to-back,” said the Drakes League’s leading all-rounder Steve Whitwam.
“Honley will not want to let go of their League title easily, and although Barkisland lost last week, they are certainly not out of it, so it is by no means over yet.”
Golcar also have to travel to Delph & Dobcross (where they crashed to defeat in the Sykes Cup semi-finals) in the penultimate game of the season, along with a visit to Meltham and a renewed meeting with their former skipper Dave Robinson, before winding up with a home game against Micklehurst, so it is a run-in fraught with dangerous hurdles.
“A couple of wins would certainly be useful,” admitted skipper Ashley Pamment.
“We might have a bit of a cushion, but a couple of defeats and that will quickly be eroded away.”
On the down side, Golcar look like ending the season without all-rounder Craig Ruscoe, who has not played since being involved in a car accident, which basically leaves them with a three-man bowling attack led by Examiner prizewinners Tim Welsford and Whitwam, along with Craig Horner.
Meanwhile, Honley – who play Townville tomorrow in the Black Sheep Yorkshire Champions’ Trophy semi-final after last week’s game was called off – look to have a far easier run-in.
After today, they entertain bottom club Emley Clarence, followed by another of the relegation candidates Holmfirth, followed by their final away game at Meltham, and then conclude with a home game against Barkisland in a match which could decide the outcome of the championship.