There have been no signs as yet of the ‘curse’ of the manager of the month award weaving its spell over Desborough Town boss Chris Bradshaw.
Bradshaw was named September’s top boss in the ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division and even the start of a new month hasn’t hit Ar Tarn’s momentum.
They picked up their best win of the season so far last weekend when they sealed a 2-1 success at fellow high-fliers Holbeach United.
And that was quickly followed by a 3-2 victory over Kirby Muxloe at the Waterworks Field on Tuesday night.
It has left Desborough in third place in the table heading into this weekend’s home clash with Peterborough Northern Star.
And Bradshaw is keen to ensure his team keep the run going.
“We are in a good place and the lads have been brilliant,” he said.
“We have got a few injuries building up but the good thing is that we are bringing players into it isn’t disrupting us.
“To get the manager of the month award was great but it is a testament to the work everyone is doing behind the scenes as well as what we are doing on the pitch.
“We had the unbeaten run at the end of August and through September but I really wanted to see where we were last weekend.
“We were 1-0 down but there is something about this team that just doesn’t know how to get beaten.
“Even on Tuesday, we were 3-0 up and cruising and then Kirby scored twice in a minute.
“But we saw the game out well. The players are in a good habit and they keep doing the right things.
“But I am well aware that there is always a good feel when things are going well and it’s when you go a few games without a win when you are really tested.
“We are unbeaten in 11 matches but it all starts again with the next game and that’s the situation for us against Peterborough Northern Star.”
Jon Mitchell insists he will keep faith with his Wellingborough Town squad for the time being.
The Doughboys boss was furious with his team’s performance as they were hammered 5-0 at high-flying Eynesbury Rovers in the UCL Premier Division on Tuesday night.
That came after a 2-2 draw against Wisbech Town last weekend and Wellingborough are now preparing for a clash against Sileby Rangers at the Dog & Duck tonight (Friday).
Mitchell knows his team will need to up their game if they are to get anything out of this evening’s clash.
And he insists he and assistant-manager Stuart Goosey will seek to find some “consistency” following Tuesday’s loss in which the Doughboys had two players sent off.
“To be fair, it wasn’t a case of it being a tough night,” Mitchell said.
“It was a case of the lads being lacklustre, under-performing and losing their heads. That sums it up I think.
“Things didn’t go well from the start. Too many of the players didn’t seem to want to perform and they have got to understand that the season isn’t all about just doing well for seven games at the start of it.
“It’s about consistency and Stuart (assistant-manager Goosey) and I will make sure we get that.
“It’s the same for any club, if things aren’t going well then you have to look at changing it.
“But we still believe we have a good bunch. We will keep our faith in them but they have to realise that things will change if there isn’t an improvement.
“Sileby have got a decent side with some good footballers.
“I firmly believe we can match any side in the division if we play to our best but if we just turn up and expect things to happen then we will come unstuck.
“I certainly don’t underestimate anyone in this league and we need to perform a lot better than we did on Tuesday if we are going to get something.”
Rothwell Corinthians face a tough trip to Eynesbury Rovers tomorrow.
Eynesbury moved into second place in the UCL Premier Division after they thumped Wellingborough Town 5-0 on Tuesday night.
But Corinthians go into the clash on the back of a fine 3-1 win at ON Chenecks as they bounced back from the 2-0 loss to Cogenhoe in fine style.
Djeje Gomes, Kalon Peniasko and an own-goal secured Corinthians’ success on Wednesday night.