While he admitted that Braintree Town’s 5-0 win against Eastbourne Borough was a special moment, Iron boss Glen Driver has warned his players not to get carried away with their success.

The emphatic victory saw Braintree win their first Vanarama National League South game at Cressing Road with Driver as their boss and he said it was a proud moment in his managerial career.

Iron won thanks to an Adam Mills double along with strikes from Femi Akinwande, Jason Banton and Tom Richardson to move up to 12th in the table.

The result also meant that, after a tough opening to the season when they lost their first three games, Iron had built on a midweek win at St Albans, scoring eight goals and conceding none.

But while Driver was delighted with three more points and what it meant personally and collectively, he issued a note of caution to his team.

He said: “When we have days like this, let’s enjoy it but not get too carried away.

“I try not to be too downbeat on myself when we lose but I try not to get too carried away when we win.

“However, having said that, the result against Eastbourne was probably one of my proudest moments being a manager – definitely at this level.

“I thought the boys were excellent for us.”

The win was made extra special as it came just seven days after a 4-0 home defeat by high-flying Wealdstone and Driver was well aware of the contrasting emotions for players, staff and fans.

He added: “A day in football can be a long time and a week can certainly be very long; this time a week ago, we were walking out of the ground feeling very unhappy.

“The supporters were very unhappy and rightly so as we had been well below what I expect from my team in that game against Wealdstone.

“We allowed them to dominate us on that day, but we then went to St Albans in midweek and got a great result there.

“That had been coming because in our opening two games against Bath and Billericay, I felt we deserved something out of them and it was nice to get the monkey off our backs to get that first win at St Albans.

“But to come back home and get the win against Eastbourne was very pleasing.

“We have a shape that suits the players I have here at the moment and from start to finish we looked good.

“Eastbourne started well and looked a good outfit, but we knew if they went with the line-up we’d seen then we could hit them on the counter-attack and get in behind.

“I thought our passage of play from back to front over the 90 minutes was very good.

“We carved them open at will really.

“Over the last two games, we’ve scored eight goals and conceded none and that makes up a bit for the goals we’ve conceded in games early doors but we have to build from it now.

“We should have kicked on after the game against Billericay, but we came up against a very good Wealdstone side who were miles better than us.

“They were streets better than us.

“But we did better at St Albans and it was important to take that into a home game because Braintree fans want to see their team winning football matches.

“Nothing is a given but to have that solid base from winning on the Tuesday, we knew there was a buzz about the place leading into the Eastbourne game.

“Players were laughing and joking more in training and the banter was there; it was a more relaxed mood ahead of the game and you have to just keep encouraging your players to play.

“But even at 5-0 there were things I wanted to see the players do better and we still have a long way to go.”