ROB Small is overjoyed after shattering a Bowers & Pitsea record.

The Isthmian North table-toppers have recorded 10 consecutive wins at this level for the first time in the club’s history.

And, although he was overcome with pride after the outstanding run of form was extended, Small insists he wants Bowers’ triumphant run to continue when they head to Bury Town this weekend.

“This is the best ever run we have put together in this division,” said the Bowers boss.

“We won nine games in a row in our first season (2016/17) in the Isthmian North, but we have now got to 10 and that is a club record at this level.

“There are no words to sum up that achievement because it is absolutely fantastic.

“But, at the same time, I have been making it clear to the players that we cannot rest on our laurels.

“We have to prepare the players for what is going to be a very difficult eight games.

“It will feel like a slap in the face if and when we do drop points, but it’s how we react to that situation that will define us.”

Bowers’ exceptional run of form has seen them move nine points clear at the Isthmian North summit.

And a big reason for the leaders’ title tilt is the form of David Knight.

Knight is the division’s top goalscorer, having found the back of the net on 26 occasions, and the frontman has completed three hat-tricks in all competition this term.

But Small is keen not to just heap praise on the former Canvey Island striker.

“David’s goals are crucial and he was a bit disappointed that I took him off after scoring two goals in the 6-0 win over Brentwood Town on Saturday, but he was on a yellow card,” added Small.

“He has scored 10 goals in six games and is in a rich vein of form at the moment.

“His team-mates create the chances and they deserve a lot of credit as well because David can’t score the amount of goals he has without service.

“But that doesn’t hide the fact that he has to put the chances away.”

Small has reinforced his squad with the signing of exciting youngster Khadean Campbell.

Despite signing from Romford, who currently prop up the Isthmian North standings, Small has tipped the teenager for a bright future.

“Khadean did well when he came on for his debut against Brentwood,” admitted Small.

“It always takes players time to adapt to our ways, but he got the fans out of their seats.”