Grays boss Frank Gray was delighted with the performance of his side in their 3-0 win over Woking on Saturday.
A brace from the superb Aaron McLean and another from Michael Kightly guaranteed the win which leaves the Blues right on the shoulders of early season pacesetters Weymouth and Oxford.
Gray said: "It was a decent performance. Any 3-0 result you would take and it was nice to get a clean sheet. They had a bit of possession but we let them have it in negative areas and when we had the ball we created a few chances."
The victory was Gray's first at the New Rec since taking up the managerial reins and he is keen to turn the ground into a place no team will like coming to.
"It's important at any level to have a decent home record and that is what we are trying to do this season," Gray said. "Away from home we have had two good results but it's important we do well here and show the fans that we can win games here for us and it is a good start for us."
Gray highlighted the influence of McLean on the game but was also keen to stress the performance of Dennis Oli, who started his first game of the season, and looked in good touch.
"Dennis looked good," he said. "He tired a little bit before he came off, but it was pleasing he put in a good performance. Dennis is one of those players who are always a threat."
By Ryan Goad
Thanks to the Thurrock Gazette for the report.