There will be no complacency from the Peterborough Sports ‘invincibles’even though no-one expects them to get knocked off the top of United Counties Division One.
Sports, who entertain Lutterworth at PSL on Saturday (3pm), are sitting pretty, four points clear of the rest and with games in hand on all of their nearest challengers.
They’ve scored 52 goals in nine league games and conceded just three and have the three top scorers in the division in Avelino Vieira, Karl Gibbs and Jordan Macleod.
But hard-to-please boss Jimmy Dean points to a narrow 2-1 win at Thrapston in the League Cup on Tuesday as a reason for total commitment and concentration in ever game.
“We went 1-0 down and they missed a penalty,” Dean stated. “We had lots of chances to score, but didn’t take enough of them. We were the better side, but we came close to losing and I honestly believe that will be good for us.
“We’ve been winning games so easily it’s been hard to give team-talks at times, but I’m not the sort of manager to settle just for winning.
“I want us to win well and play well in every game and so far the players have been superb. I always knew that I had good players here, but they have surprised me with how quickly they have gelled.
“But we are taking nothing for granted and we won’t get complacent. Teams like Potton are improving quickly so it’s important that we keep our standards very high.”
The win at Thrapston has set up a mouth-watering League Cup tie at home to Peterborough Northern Star, probably next month. Dean, Gibbs, Macleod and Vieira are all former Star players.
“I’m buzzing for that one,” Dean said. “It should be a great game as Seb Hayes has got Star playing very well recently.”
And Dean has a message for those who believe Sports are buying success.
“We aren’t paying anywhere near as much as some people are saying,” he added. “Matty Cox hasn’t been paid for three years.”