Harefield United would have been in the running for the Spartan South Midlands Premier title were it not for their sloppy start, according to midfielder Jake Girt.
The Hares only picked up two wins from their opening seven fixtures this season before finding their rhythm at Preston Park.
Girt believes the play-offs are a realistic aim but fears the Hares could come to regret the sluggish start when all is said and done at the end of April.
“If we keep going the way we have been so far then towards the end of the season we should be top five definitely,” he said. If we had started the way we have been going lately, we’d probably be even going for it, going for the title.
“Really, I haven’t been here that much. I went away on holiday and before that I was injured towards the beginning of the season, but now I’ve come back in and my form has been going well so far. So far it’s been going well.”
The diminutive midfielder has found his shooting boots at recent times but says there is far more to his game than just goalscoring, with Girt admitting he hopes he intimidates opponents despite his size.
“I have a lot of energy, running around and putting in the tough tackles, making people scared even though I’m little. I don’t care how big the player, I’ll still take him on, it doesn’t matter to me,” he added.
“I haven’t set myself a number of goals really. I just aim to do whatever I can for the team. Score if I can, but as long as I play a part that’s the main thing.”
Meanwhile, Harefield’s derby against Hillingdon Borough fell victim to the weather on Saturday.
The postponement denied both teams the chance to get back on track following defeats the following weekend, when Harefield lost 2-0 at home to Berkhamsted and Hillingdon went down 3-2 at Hoddesden Town.
Harefield visit high-flying Hanwell Town on Saturday, while Hillingdon host struggling Oxhey Jets.