RYAN Maxwell insists there is no room for any complacency from his Braintree Town players following their solid start to the new National League South season, writes DAVID WARD.

The Iron were impressive 3-0 winners at Hemel Hempstead Town last weekend, following up their opening-day draw with Oxford City.

Braintree will be aiming to keep up the good work when they entertain Dorking Wanderers at the Dunmow Group Stadium, kick-off 3pm.

And boss Maxwell is keen for them to show the same commitment levels, this weekend.

He said: "I was really pleased with the effort and commitment by all the players and even when they pressurised us we had players prepared to chase back and close their players down and get vital tackles in.

"We know this league is going to be tough but judging from our first two games I am really satisfied with how we've gone about it and the players have the confidence to do what we ask of them in every game.

"Nobody is getting carried away and there's still a great deal of work to do so complacency doesn't come into our thinking and we have competition for places, which is a good thing."

Maxwell had two new signings on the substitutes' bench against Hemel Hempstead.

Jamal Balogun, a young defender released by Watford, and striker Richard Afrane-Kesey, another youngster released by Charlton Athletic were both among the substitutes.

Afrane-Kesey came on after 79 minutes to replace the tiring Holness.

"He did well in the few minutes he was able to play and both will have other chances to show what they can do," said Maxwell.

"In this game I was particularly pleased with the way our back four worked as a unit and snuffed out repeated home attacks while the midfield players played some tremendous passing football and movement and that's what we want to continue in our next games.

"(Goalkeeper) Preston (Edwards) did exceptionally well when called upon and pulled off crucial saves but also his constant talking to team mates at the back was also a crucial factor.

"Before the season started I asked him to 'roll back the years' as it were and he has certainly done in such an excellent manner.

"What also pleased me about the overall performance, apart from keeping that clean sheet away from home, but the passing and interchanging in our play right through the whole afternoon."