Wealdstone are refusing to get carried away by their recent surge up the Ryman League table ahead of Saturday's acid test against former Football League side Maidstone United at Grosvenor Vale.
Last weekend's victory over Heybridge Swifts, their third in a row, saw the Stones rise to 12th place, albeit on goal difference. Now they entertain the division's other Stones, who are sitting pretty in fourth. However, Wealdstone manager Gordon Bartlett plans to reel in the Bourne Park outfit after targeting a healthy points return from their next four fixtures.
After Saturday the Stones travel to Horsham and Hastings, while sandwiched between them is a home match with runaway leaders Dover Athletic.
"These next four games are very difficult ones against sides above or around us in the table," said Bartlett. "It is going to be a difficult November but I'd love it if at the end of the next four games we were sitting in the top half of the table.
"They are important games but it is not the be all and end all. If we come away with a couple of wins it will help cement our position in the middle of the table."
And what does the manager think of this weekend's opponents? "Maidstone had expectations last year but they didn't achieve them. Their manager has gone out and brought a few players in and they seem to be doing very well."
With Gavin James having returned to Maidenhead United after his loan period expired Bartlett is trying to tie up a deal for another goal-getter, former Edgware hot-shot Greg Ngoyi. Currently at Leyton, Ngoyi has been given the green light to move to Grosvenor Vale by his manager Troy Townsend who believes he can play at a higher level.
"He is another young lad but he was top scorer for Edgware last year," added Bartlett. "He is quite small but strong, quick and has an eye for a goal."
Ngoyi was due to play for the Stones reserves on Wednesday and is unlikely to be pitched into the starting line-up on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Wealdstone have released defender Mark Boyce after he failed to regain full fitness following an ankle injury sustained at the start of the season.
Up next: Maidstone United
Grosvenor Vale, Saturday, 3pm
Joint managers: Lloyd Hume and Alan Walker
League record to date: P14 W8 D2 L4
Last five (most recent first): W, W, L, W, L
Last five away: W, L, D, W, W
Top scorer: James Pinnock (5)
Current league position: 4th
Last season: 17th
2007/08 season: Wealdstone won 2-1 (H), drew 2-2 (A)