Peterhead manager Jim McInally believes this is their best start to a league season in his time at the club.
Saturday’s 3-1 win at Annan Athletic makes it 19 points for the Blue Toon from eight games.
Goals from Ryan Dow, Rory McAllister and Jason Brown secured the points, with Tony Wallace netting for the Galabank outfit.
With one game left in the opening quarter – at home to Elgin on Saturday – and 19 points already on the board Balmoor boss McInally believes it’s the best start to a league season in his tenure.
McInally, who’s been in charge since October 2011, said: “It’s been a good start for us. In my time at the club I think this has probably been our best starting quarter in terms of points.
“We’ve got 19 from eight games and we’ve still got another one left in the quarter.
“We need to plough on and learn lessons from last season.
“We believe Edinburgh and Clyde will keep going so we need to push on as well.
“Everybody kept saying that Montrose would blow up last season and I thought they would have a slip at some point. But you saw their points tally of 77 and it shows that they kept going.”
Peterhead are second in League Two, two points behind leaders Edinburgh City, with Clyde a point behind the Blue Toon in third.
Reflecting on Saturday’s win, McInally added: “I’m glad to win because there was a strong wind and the pitch wasn’t the best.
“And we’re still playing Paddy Boyle and Mick Dunlop who aren’t up to speed yet.
“It’s good to win when we’re still trying to get people fit.
“It’s a venue that caused us problems in the past. It’s not an easy pitch to play on but we had a lot of shots on goal.
“In general it was hard to pinpoint any area where we did really well.
“It was a game where I was just glad to win because I didn’t think there were any outstanding performances.”
Talisman McAllister notched his seventh goal of the season in the win and McInally said: “His finish was brilliant. Ryan Dow was through and the goalkeeper saved. The ball came back out 25 yards from goal.
“We wanted Rory to play it wide and get another attack going, but he slashed it into the roof of the net and nearly burst the net.”