With Peterborough only managing a 3-3 draw at Crostyx, the students are now just a point behind with a game advantage.
In the men's regional leagues Fareham, Bath Bucaneers and Edgbaston all lead their respective tables on maximum points with Colwall and Bedford Town doing likewise for the women.
Maidenhead increased their chances of achieving national status when they moved up into third place in the South following their 4-3 win against former National League Gore Court. Maidenhead's player-coach, Mike Williamson, was Wales' player-coach in the Commonwealth Games in the Malaysian heat and humidity a few weeks ago. Saturday must have been oceans apart for Williamson as he battled through the wind and rain to cling on to the points.
However, Fareham 3-1 winners against Herne Bay with goals from Steve Lemon, Owen Dicker and Steve Osborne, who played for Warrington last season, are setting a cracking pace.Reuse content