Skipper Paul Sykes sent AFC Emley to the top of the Northern Counties East League First Division with the winner against Lincoln Moorlands Railway.
And Darren Hepworth’s side will aim to retain the leadership when they host Dronfield Town tomorrow (7.45).
Experienced centre-back Sykes struck in the 45th minute to clinch the 1-0 win at Railway.
Hepworth said: “I was very happy with another clean sheet and the lads deserve great credit for digging in at the end.
“We made it tough for ourselves, because we had enough chances to put the game away before the late drama.”
It was a fifth win in six league games so far for the Huddersfield side, who are a point clear of Hemsworth Miners’ Welfare, who were knocked off the summit after being held goalless by Bottesford Town.
While Emley take on third-bottom Dronfield, who have taken only one point from their seven games and lost 1-0 at home to Penistone Church on Saturday, Hemsworth host ninth-placed Selby Town.
The Wakefield side have signed Jack Steers from Emley, who have also transferred Tom Rose to Yorkshire Amateur.
Ashley Ellis’s 18th-minute goal sealed it for Penistone, who are eighth in their first season following promotion from the Sheffield County Senior League.
Church are at home to Eccleshill United on Wednesday (7.45).
Mark Wilson, who has played for both AFC Emley and the original club, is back in action for Evo-Stik (Northern Premier) League Stocksbridge Park Steels at the age of 43.
The First Division South side lost 2-0 at Goole on Saturday.