Ton Pentre went to Aberbargoed Buds knowing that it was a must win match following consecutive defeats to Garden Village and Goytre United that had dragged the Bulldogs towards the relegation zone.
The Bulldogs took the lead in the 37th minute when Leon Jacka broke the deadlock with a low strike into the bottom left-hand corner of the goal.
Shortly after the Bulldogs doubled their lead when striker Sam Small found his way to the back of the net to make it 2-0.
In the second half Ton Pentre produced a professional performance to hold on to their lead and ensure three vital points.
The Bulldogs have another crunch match against Risca United on Saturday, 30 April at Ynys Park. This Nathaniel Cars Welsh League Division One match kicks off at 2.30pm.