Barnsley boss Daniel Stendel has his eyes firmly on promotion after a clinical 3-0 win at relegation-haunted Plymouth.
Striker Cauley Woodrow fired Barnsley into a 15th-minute lead with a brilliant chest-down and volley finish.
Jacob Brown cut in from the left to make it 2-0 on 21 minutes and seven minutes later Alex Mowatt curled a superb free-kick into the top corner.
Stendel’s side remain second, two points clear of Portsmouth who have a game in hand.
The Barnsley boss said: “It is only important we won this game and kept a clean sheet.
“We have two games left and next week’s home game against Blackpool is not an easy one. I hope we can get automatic promotion.
“We have only two games left and we need six points.
“We never give up and if we win the last two games we have a big chance. We can only influence our results and we will wait to see what others do.
“After we went 1-0 we controlled the game, we played very well. We had a lot of chances and could have scored more than three goals.
“Plymouth had only one chance in the second half and I am very happy.
“We had four chances and scored three times in the first 28 minutes. It was difficult for Plymouth to come back from that. We were good in possession, defended well – like a top team.”
Argyle slipped to 20th, a point above the fourth-from-bottom Scunthorpe who they host on the last day.
Manager Derek Adams said: “For the first 15 minutes we pressed Barnsley very well and started the way we wanted to start the game.
“Unfortunately for us we lost possession in their half, they launched the ball forward – a 40- or 50-yard pass – into our area and it was a good strike from Woodrow to get the first goal.
“The second goal, our players were calling for offside. I don’t know if it was. It was another diagonal pass in behind us, opposite side this time, and they get the second.
“And they get their third, from a Mowatt free-kick, with outstanding ability.
“Listen, Barnsley are a quality side. They are one of the best sides we have played in this division.
“They have got outstanding ability throughout their team, they pass, they move, they have got strength in depth. I wouldn’t be surprised if they are playing in the Championship next season.
“We have got to go to Accrington and then we have got Scunthorpe here. We know what we have to do but we have got to win the next game and that is important.
“If we win our remaining games we will have done our job but we have got to do that.”