After reaching the top of League Two, Peterhead boss Jim McInally has urged his team not to relinquish the position.
The Blue Toon returned to the summit with a 2-1 win over Albion Rovers at Balmoor which took them top after Edinburgh City lost 1-0 at home to Clyde.
Going to the top of the table was reward for the Buchan team’s fine recent form.
They have won six league games in a row which kept the pressure on City who had enjoyed a fine start to the season.
Balmoor gaffer McInally is pleased to be top of the pile instead of chasing other teams.
That ultimately caught up with Peterhead in last season’s failed promotion attempt as they couldn’t overhaul Montrose and then lost to Stenhousemuir in the play-offs.
McInally, pictured, hopes his team can learn from those experiences.
He said: “We want to be there to be shot at rather than have to be chasing other teams.
“If you are up there and keep winning then somebody else can make a mistake and you can increase the gap.
“We have to look to keep kicking on. We have played 11 games and won nine so far this season. In terms of form that is as good as it gets in my time here.
“The experiences we’ve had in the past can have an impact.
“Hopefully we have learned lessons – we need to keep going and be relentless.”
Something else that pleased McInally was his side were able to see off Rovers and go top without the experienced defensive duo of Mick Dunlop and Paddy Boyle.
Dunlop is suspended and will also miss Saturday’s game with Queen’s Park at Hampden. Boyle was struggling with an ankle knock.
Having the pair available would have helped the Blue Toon on Saturday with defending difficult in the second half due to strong winds at Balmoor.
McInally added: “We were missing Mick Dunlop and Paddy Boyle and they are crucial to us.
“Particularly in a game like it was on Saturday where it was difficult to defend with the strong wind.
“They would have been massive for us. Paddy was actually going to play but had to pull out about 10 minutes before kick-off because his ankle wasn’t right.
“Hopefully he will be OK for this Saturday.”