Had you walked into the home dressing room after the final whistle on Saturday, you would have been sure Moors had lost such was the desolation and despair.
In fact, they had just won 4-0 but the despondency was down to the way they had played and centre half Cain Thomas feels the game was a much-needed wake-up call.
“It was a good win, but a bad performance and all the lads know that,” Thomas said.
“Complacency probably crept in a little bit,” he said. “We had won a few games on the bounce but we need to keep going, we mustn’t get ahead of ourselves.
“We don’t want to let it slip away now. Every day in training, we need to keep working hard, keep pushing each other and stay motivated.
“Our aim is to get promoted and we need to remain focused in order to achieve our goal.”
Cain notes that everyone needs to be on top of their game and points to the strength in depth of the squad as well as the togetherness within the team.
“We’ve got a very squad, we’re all pushing for places and there is a lot of competition within the group.
“We’ve got an incredibly strong team both mentally and physically. We have a really good team chemistry and bond between us all.
“It’s a really good environment in which to play football.”
There is no excuse not to excel but in recent games, Cain recognises the team have been guilty of sluggish starts and they have needed the half-time team talk to jeer them up.
He now believes it’s time for the lads to stand up and be counted, take ownership themselves instead of relying on the coaches to spur them on.
“In the last two games we have started very slowly, never got going in the first half,” he said.
“Once we’ve had a kick up the arse, we go up a gear but I feel we need to drive that ourselves and from that first whistle, we need to be on our game straight away.
“We need to make sure we perform right the way through, from the warm up to the last kick of the game.
“We’ve got to be on it 100% from here on in.”