Although they went down against champions-elect Hereford last week, Kevin Watson’s side have taken 13 points from their last six games at the ProKit (UK) Stadium.
Merthyr have overcome a mid-season financial crisis which saw them lose 13-1 at Chesham, and are three places above Stortford in 17th place with 52 points from 44 games.
When the sides met on Loadlok Community Stadium artificial surface they shared the spoils after a goalless draw .
The Martyrs made little progress in the two FA competitions with a win against Willand Rovers being followed by a loss against Havant & Waterlooville in the Cup and a first stage loss against Taunton Town in the Trophy.
Merthyr Town are another recently formed club in 2010 in place of the bankrupt Merthyr Tydfil. The new club chalked up league titles in each of their first two seasons, winning the Western League Division One and Premier titles before getting out of SL South & West section at the third attempt.
Last season saw the Martyrs highest ever finish but there was no fairytale end as a crowd of 1,454 saw them lose on penalties in the play-off semi-final against visitors Hitchin Town.
Crowds at Penydarren Park were up 15 percent to an average of 493 and a 2,612 crowd against Hereford helped them further increase to 524 this season.