After an unconvincing August, he masterminded a Spennymoor Town revival in September.
Now fourth in the National League North, Town actually started last month slowly with a 1-1 draw against Southport.
That proved to be a spark as they secured maximum points after that, starting with a 2-0 win over Leamington, followed by a 3-1 victory versus Nuneaton Borough.
Perhaps their best performance and result of the season came against Hereford last weekend. Ainsley said the 3-0 away win against the Bulls would live long in the memory.
The National League’s longest serving manager was quoted earlier in the month saying: “we are always likely to score goals”.
How right he was. They averaged over two goals per game in their September fixtures and are now the third highest scoring side in the division.