TOWN boss Greg Clowes is confident his team will keep their feet on the ground after Saturday's stunning opening victory.

Braces from strike duo Chris Budrys and Richard Mitchell meant Alsager's first ever Division One campaign got off to a flyer.

The hosts are an established side at that level and the result and outstanding performance will have made many other sit up and take notice.

But Clowes said: 'I have too many experienced players in my side for them to get carried away. I'm not worried. A lot of them have played at this level or higher. If the younger ones learn from them, there will be no problem.

'I couldn't have asked for a better start. We have a lot of movement about us and caused them big problems. Once Mitchell got his second, making it 3-0 at the break, they gave up.

'Our keeper Phil McGing only had one save to make, and we could have had more goals. But we will know a lot more about ourselves this time next week.'

Town travelled to North Yorkshire on the back of a 3-2 midweek win over Runcorn Linnets in the Cheshire Senior Cup, with Carl Robinson (2) and Paul Macari on the mark.

Peter Heler teed up Mitchell for the opener on eight minutes, while the bravery of Budrys in a blood curdling challenge with the host's keeper six minutes later, earned the second.

Both men got on the scoresheet again as the Bullets turned in a dazzling display. Clowes added of Budrys, a second-year student at Cheshire MMU: 'Chris has settled. He is no longer going back home to Scotland and is fully focused. We put a good deal to him and he has become a very popular member of the team.'

Alsager entertained Colwyn Bay as the Chronicle went to press last night. Bradford Park Avenue are the visitors to the Town Ground on Saturday, before a trip to Goole on Monday.