Problems with their Beveree pitch over the close season saw the south west Londoners lodge an appeal to have all their games in the season’s first five weeks away from home.
All that travelling took its toll and they won just five points from a possible 21.
That makes it even more remarkable then that the club have gone from the bottom four to a promotion place after five wins in a row.
Arguably the best of the lot came on Saturday, defeating Torquay United 3-1 and they were good value for it.
Mel Gwinnett has built on a solid first season to get the Beavers dreaming and just wants the run to go on for as long as possible.
“Torquay are a really good side, you would expect them to be in the play-offs at the end of the season at the very least,” he said after the impressive weekend in.
“The lads played very well, they put us under pressure but we coped with it. We start with the basics of being competitive and work from there.
“The fans have been great at the start of the season. We’ve now got two more away games, and that will take us to 12 already.
“We’re still playing catch up but at the moment we’re looking forward to every game.”
PHOTO BY THOM LANG