Tamworth manager Marcus Law believes hard graft will be crucial to Tamworth's hopes in the Blue Square Bet Premier this season.
Tuesday's 2-1 win at home to Hayes and Yeading saw Law's part-time side move up to eighth in the table.
"It's a tough division, and there aren't too many teams will go on a long run," he told BBC WM.
"The way we train our mindset in every game is always to work hard - we're not going to play excellently every week."
The former Kettering boss has guided the Lambs to three straight wins, coming from behind against Hayes thanks to late goals from Kieron St Aimie and Kyle Patterson.
"I'm really over the moon for Kyle, he's been plagued by injury," noted Law.
"He's come from Hednesford where he scored regular goals and he's been very unfortunate in and around the box.
"He's just back from injury and thoroughly deserved coming off the bench and scoring."
The Lambs will host King's Lynn Town in the FA Cup on Saturday, 29 October, but before that they face an appetising road trip this weekend.
"We've got Southport away from home and to be honest I think it's going to be a humdinger, a bit of a cracker," Law insisted.
Last season the Lambs narrowly survived relegation with 49 points, this season they have already chalked up 28 barely a third of the way through their fixture list.