Carshalton Athletic finished a busy November with an impressive victory underscoring their promotion aspirations, writes James Barrett-Sterling.
The Robins have also played in both FA Cup contests, but have scored ten points in five league games, including a 4-0 defeat by Cray Wanderers last Saturday.
This was Wands' first away defeat of the season and the three points brought Carshalton just outside the play-off positions of Isthmian Premier.
And defender Bobby Price, who entered the scoresheet last weekend, believes victory could be an important catalyst if his team tries to get back into the top five.
"Three points were crucial for Cray as they are above us in the league, so it was a huge win," Price said after the game.
"We know they are a good team, but we put our tactics to the point and the boss was happy with the performance.
"Scoring an early goal helped ease the pressure and let us play the ball well, and the game was never really out of control."
That early goal came in the fifth minute over Christie Pattison's impressive angle shot and top scorer Ricky Korboa added the second just 15 minutes later.
Although Cray took on the league's top scorer, Joseph Taylor, this afternoon, he found it difficult to break into central defense, despite keeper Kleton Perntreou blocking a penalty to deny Tom Murphy before the break.
But the Robins were not seriously worried in the second half – Price coolly converted a penalty won after just one full hour and captain Paris Hamilton-Downes headed home a corner to win.
With the last two goals, Carshalton has scored three goals this season, but Price will not impose a penalty shoot-out on his skipper in the near future.
"I was confident that I would shoot the penalty and nobody seemed to want it, so I'm glad I can continue to take it," Price smiled.
"Afterwards we had a laugh in the locker room and Paris jokingly said he would take the next one, but we'll see.
"It's not really a competition, it does not matter who scores the goals, as long as we continue to win, that's what really matters."
In Carshalton on Saturday, December 7, is a home game against Bognor Regis Town on (kick 15 clock).
The Robins urge fans of both clubs to bring in replacement food as Carshalton Athletic will double the total donation to local food banks. Further details: https://www.carshaltonathletic.co.uk/post/charity-drive-to-aid-local-community