Dagenham survived a late scare to beat St Albans 4-2 and maintain the pressure on Conference leaders Oxford.
Paul Benson, Craig Mackail-Smith and David Rainford all scored for the hosts to make it 3-0 at half-time.
But Saints fought back through a Damien Batt 30-yarder on 65 minutes, and a Paul Hakim header 14 minutes later.
But Mackail-Smith soothed the home fans' nerves with a fine header of his own from Paul Bruce's cross to restore the two-goal cushion.
Dag & Red: Roberts, Foster , Blackett, Uddin, Griffiths, Saunders (Leberl 86), Southam, Rainford, Sam Sloma (Bruce 81), Mackail-Smith, Benson (Akurang 54).
Subs Not Used: Overland, Batt.
Booked: Rainford, Southam.
Goals: Benson 8, Mackail-Smith 26, Rainford 45, Mackail-Smith 85.
St Albans: Bastock, Batt, Okuonghae (Cracknell 41), Theobald, Flynn (Simpson 34), Simon Martin (Jackman 72), Seeby, Davis, Nicolas, Hakim, Clarke.
Subs Not Used: Perks, Roddis.
Booked: Davis, Seeby, Batt, Theobald.
Goals: Batt 66, Hakim 80.
Ref: B Malone (Wiltshire).