Double-chasing Barnsley FC women came from behind to win 2-1 at home to Ossett in the League Cup semi-final on Wednesday.
Alayna Millard levelled from distance then Amy Dawson won a penalty which Kim Brown scored.
The Reds had won 2-0 at Sunderland West End on Sunday in the North East Premier while title challengers Wallsend lost.
Barnsley are now level on points with leaders Spennymoor Town, but second on goal difference by one goal. Spennymoor have played two extra games.
Barnsley have four league games left, starting at Alnwick Town on Sunday, and victories in all four would mean they finish in the only promotion place.
Jodie Gregory opened the scoring in Sunderland then Kim Brown netted a penalty for handball.