Forward Martin Charlesworth admitted it was a hard-fought victory after a two-nil away to Strathspey Thistle.

“Strathspey made it difficult, I thought they were decent and have improved since last season and like we did at Lossiemouth the previous week we had to show some quality to break them down. Teams are maybe aware we’ve got some good attacking options and are making it difficult for us but we’re grinding out results and keeping clean sheets.”

While the opposition may have been aggrieved by a decision in the build-up to the Huntly opener, it did highlight the attacking threat Huntly have as Charlesworth was able to get himself on the end of an assist from his strike partner Michael Ewen.

“You get asked to do a job in this team, and as individuals the forwards know it’s not about them, we get asked to work hard up front and I’ve probably done more defensive duties since coming here than I’m used to. We’ve seen with the goals over the last couple of weeks it’s not just those scoring who’ll come up with the goals but the like of Calvin (Roddie) and Gary (McGowan) have scored and as long we keep winning everyone is happy.”

While he may have opened his scoring account for the season, the 29 year old feels recent performances have shown it’s a squad game these days.

“I’m enjoying it since I came here, I’ve been playing a bit deeper at times and on occasion rotating it with Mikey and Gaz, it’s nice to get off the mark, and I’ve not set any scoring targets this season I just want to win games.

You’re not going to go on and do anything in this league with only eleven players, it’s the managers problem and their headache and all you can do is keep playing well and keep putting in a shift and see where it takes you the next week and I’m sure Gaz was itching to get on and he got his goal while Mikey put in a shift and set up a goal.”

Stats 2017/18
matches played 4
Minutes played 347
goals 1
assists 1
shots on target 2
shots off target 3
shots blocked 4
total shots 9
subbed 1
fouls 6
offsides 7
yellow cards 1