Tommy Wright hailed the team spirit at Corby Town after they moved to the top of the Southern League Premier Division thanks to a 1-0 victory at Chesham United.
The Steelmen are unbeaten after five matches and they picked up their fourth win of the campaign thanks to Shane Byrne’s second-half goal.
Wright’s men took over top spot on goals scored from Poole Town to set up an intriguing bank holiday clash with pre-season title favourites St Neots Town at Steel Park tomorrow (Monday, 3pm).
And the Steelmen boss has urged his team to “keep doing what they are doing” after a hard-working display was rewarded with another three points.
Wright said: “We have made a great start.”
“We have got that team spirit installed and it is something we lacked at times last season.
“They are working hard for each other and there is a really good feeling about things.
“Being right up there at any time brings pressure, of course.
“But if they keep working as hard as they are at the moment then they won’t go far wrong.
“I don’t see there being a team that is going to run away with it. We just have to keep going and keep doing what we are doing.”
Experienced midfielder Cleveland Taylor made a welcome return to the starting line-up at the weekend.
And Wright was delighted with his contribution while also reserving praise for Byrne, whose first goal for the Steelmen proved decisive.
“Cleveland coming back into it gave the lads a boost and they needed him in there,” Wright added.
“His return has come at a good time for us and I think he is going to be a big player for us.
“I was pleased for Shane as well. I was giving him a bit of stick before the game about chipping in with a goal or two.
“He isn’t a prolific goalscorer but he popped up with a really important one for us.”