Eastbourne Borough moved to within a point of fifth placed Dover after a victory at lowly Maidenhead United on Tuesday evening.
A late winner from attacking midfielder Stacy Long made sure Borough collected all three points in the five goal thriller and kept their play-off hunt on track.
Aussie midfielder James Stinson, back in the team after an injury lay-off, opened the scoring for Borough in the 17th minute but the scoreline was level at half time due to a equaliser from former Eastbourne Borough striker Richard Pacquette in the 44th minute.
Influential Defender Ian Simpemba then gave Sports the lead on the hour mark but it was was cancelled out once again by Maidenhead as Jonathan Constant scored with seven minutes to go.
With the game poised at 2-2, Long bagged the winner for Tommy Widdrington’s men in the 90th minute for a vital victory against a side struggling at the bottom of the league.
Borough face Bromley at Priory Lane on Saturday for the second time in as many weeks, where a win would could see them surge back into the top five.
Borough: Ross, Tallack, Simpemba, Watts, Cole, Stinson (Derry 50), Johnson Raymond, Long, Hammond, Lok (Deaman 70).
Subs not used: Levy, Rowe, Worrall