Inverurie Locos manager Neil Cooper hopes his team can keep up their run of goals against Nairn County at Harlaw Park tomorrow.
The second-placed Railwaymen have netted 29 times in six Highland League games since the turn of the year, conceding just six.
They put nine past Lossiemouth last weekend and have already beaten the Wee County 3-2 away this term.
Cooper said: “I’ve been asked a few times how the team have been doing it.
“The performance levels have been really high in both columns, goals for and goals against.
“Goals for, we’ve got boys there who can score goals – Neil Gauld, Andy Hunter, Chris Angus, young Joe McCabe, and you’ve got players in midfield, Neil McLean, Stuart Duff and Jordan Leyden.
“They’re all creative players who can supply the ammunition for the strikers to get on the end of.
“At the back they’re defending really well and not conceding many goals.
“So we’re delighted with the progress the club have made in the time I’ve been here.”
He added: “Tomorrow’s game against Nairn will be a hard game. We played up there in windy conditions on a difficult day and it was very tough.
“We got the win but it was a very tight game – there wasn’t a lot in it.”
It’s widely accepted Cove Rangers will win this year’s Highland League, and while all the teams around them have played varying amounts of matches, Cooper is content with his side being relatively up-to-date with fixtures and having their points on the board in the race to finish runners-up.
Locos finished ninth last term and only have six games of the season left, while Brora Rangers, for example, have 11 fixtures.
Cooper added: “The last five games, we’re the form team in the league.
“Obviously Cove drew on Saturday, but they’ve got the league sown up, more or less. It’s everybody else fighting for second place and ourselves, Fraserburgh, Formartine, Brora and Forres are doing well. So it’s all to play for.
“We’ve said to the boys we’re in the driving seat in terms of having points on the board.
“We’ve played a couple more games than Fraserburgh and Formartine, but we can’t do anything about that.
“We’ve got to make sure we take care of our own games.”
Elsewhere in the league tomorrow, Deveronvale will play Buckie Thistle, Formartine United are set to take on Strathspey, while Forres Mechanic welcome Clachnacuddin.
Fraserburgh host Turriff, Huntly are at Keith, Cove go to Lossiemouth and Brora Rangers will visit Mackessack Park to play Rothes. Wick host Fort William.