It’s not the start to life back in the top tier the Iron wanted with only three draws to their name so far.
But the Essex club are taking a measured approach and although manager Bradley Quinton respects their results are not just down to poor fortune, he feels that first win won’t be long in coming.
Braintree make the trip to Gateshead on Saturday before a crucial home match with fellow bottom four side Maidstone United.
Club legend Quinton doesn’t want his team to get left behind even with the new campaign not yet six weeks old.
He said: “We’re not pressing any panic buttons but we know we’ve got to start getting some results.
“This league is cruel. Every error is pounced upon - last year in the National League South you sometimes get away with mistakes, but not this year it’s very different.
“We’re not getting played off the park. We haven’t had a hiding and nearly every game we’ve lost has been by the odd goal.
“That’s positive, we’re very much in games. But we are making mistakes and we need to cut that out. When that first win does come I can really see us kicking on and moving up the table.”
Ahead of the trip to the North East, he added: “It’s about standing up and being counted. We need to learn a little bit quicker but we’re certainly not about to roll over and die.”