Kettering Town got a monkey off their back on Tuesday night and Marcus Law is confident his team will “come good” as they bid to climb the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division table.
The Poppies went into the midweek clash at Biggleswade Town having suffered four defeats in four league midweek matches.
But they ended the hoodoo by producing their best display of the season so far to seal a 3-1 win and move into the top 10 for the first time in the current campaign.
That made it back-to-back wins after a dramatic 5-4 success over Histon at Latimer Park last weekend to give Law and his players the perfect tonic following their FA Cup exit at the hands of Bamber Bridge.
The next task is another away trip at Hitchin Town tomorrow (Saturday).
And Law is hoping his team can continue to find more consistency as they bid to match the high expectations of a demanding fanbase.
“Perhaps the frustrating thing, and I said this to the boys on Tuesday, is that if we had just taken four points from those four midweek matches we lost then we would be up there and right in the play-off places,” the Poppies manager said.
“But we are where we are and now we have another game to look forward to and it will be another tough one.
“There does seem to be a bit more consistency creeping into all areas but we still have a tendency to be up and down in matches.
“But I am confident we will come good. It does take time to get everything to click into place.
“It takes two years to build a team and I am about three months into the job here.
“We have won back-to-back games and we have only lost two of our last six league matches.
“There are big expectations at this club and we all felt that last week.
“But that’s what you get at a big non-League club like Kettering and I wouldn’t change it for anything.”
Law, meanwhile, is pleased to see striker Silvano Obeng back up to full fitness.
The frontman was one of the stars of pre-season as he bagged a number of goals during the preparations for the campaign.
But Law revealed the youngster has been spending the last month getting back up to speed and he was rewarded when he grabbed the Poppies’ third goal on Tuesday night having come on as a substitute.
“Silvano had a great pre-season and worked very hard but he then went away for a month and didn’t come back in the same shape,” Law added.
“He has had a month with (under-21 manager) Mitch Austin and the under-21s and he has got himself back to where he needs to be.
“He has come on in the last two games and I was delighted with the way he took his goal on Tuesday.”