ADAM Mills feels Braintree Town's five-goal display against Eastbourne Borough is clear evidence of how the Iron's exciting-looking attacking unit is developing into a potent threat.

As well as a spectacular long-range effort from midfielder Jason Banton, the 5-0 win against Eastbourne saw all of the Iron's front three on target, with Mills' double strike alongside goals for Tom Richardson and Femi Akinwande.

The attacking trio looked a handful for the Borough back line all afternoon and allowed them to build successfully on the 3-0 Vanarama National League South win at St Albans, when Mills and Akinwande had also been on target.

And Mills is pleased to see that the developing link between them is bearing fruit as they prepare for a trip to Dartford on Saturday before returning home to host Dorking Wanderers at Cressing Road on Bank Holiday Monday (kick-off 3pm).

“It was good to score two personally (against Eastbourne) but it was a good display by the whole team," said Mills.

“Femi (Akinwande) made three assists and then got one himself and that’s shows what a good team performance it was.

“If I get a chance then I back myself to score most of the time.

“If I can get into the right position with the right ball, and even if I’m not in the right position, then I’ll always try and make something of it.

“I’m seeing the links developing between us as a forward unit with myself, Femi and Tom (Richardson).

“I saw it coming at St Albans and then we carried it on against Eastbourne and it was great that all three of us scored.

“That’s good for us as forwards and there are good link-ups coming.

“We just carried on from what we did at St Albans.

“There was just the one change with Jason (Banton) coming in and he scored a great goal, but collectively as a team, we did very well.

“It was certainly better than the weekend before against Wealdstone.

“We had to bounce back from that and I think we did.

“That wasn’t great in front of the home fans but we gave them better time against Eastbourne and hopefully we repaid them with that performance."

His goals against Eastbourne meant Mills has now scored three from two starts for Braintree and, having stepped up to National League level this season, he feels he is finding his feet in the second tier of non-league football.

He added: “It’s only one level that I’ve stepped up, but I am seeing better players that I’m coming up against.

“Some of them are really good but the better players you come up against, the better player you become and I feel I’m becoming a better player in this team that we’ve got here."

Braintree now head to Dartford on Saturday looking to make it three wins in a row and Mills feels there is more to come from this developing group of Iron players.

“There is still a long way to go," he said.

“We’re only five games in and we’re still building as a squad.

“There are still players coming and going, but we are getting better and better and we all have to show to Glen (Driver) what we can do.

“We now head to Dartford (on Saturday) and hopefully it will be a good one.

“It’s good to have a week to recover now, but we want to keep the run going."