Ben Manson doesn't want to look too far ahead but the Orana Spurs coach believes his side has what it takes to claim this season's Western Premier League's title after a monumental win on Saturday.
Spurs became the first side to defeat Orange Waratahs in 2021 after a 4-2 victory in the round 14 clash at No. 1 Oval.
Joel Tongue scored a double in the win while Dave Ferguson and Duncan Cahill also scored in a result that puts Spurs just two points off second-placed Dubbo FC and four off top spot.
"We knew we were in form and playing well so to get a win over an unbeaten team gives us all the confidence in the world to hopefully go all the way," Manson said.
"I feel like we're the underdogs in this competition so to get a win over what is technically the best team is very pleasing."
In cold and blustery conditions on Saturday, Spurs were able to handle running into the stiff wind in the first half and took a 1-0 lead into the break.
They then had the wind at their back in the second stanza and made the most of it, peppering Waratahs goalkeeper Adam Brakenridge with a number of shots from distance that were difficult to track.
"There was very strong winds and we just kept pushing forward and it was difficult for their keeper," Manson said.
"We were shooting from anywhere and Dave Ferguson scored from nearly halfway. He hit a pearler of a shot and the keeper couldn't do anything. It went in the top left corner and Joel Tongue was the same, he scored a goal from outside the box.
"When the wind is with you, you have to take your chances and we really did."
Tongue and Cahill were standouts and set the tempo throughout but there was also plenty of praise for "incredible" central defenders Ferguson and Connor McDonald.
Jackson Sinclair and Adam Scimone scored for Waratahs but they were never really able to get into the contest as Spurs made it three successive wins since a somewhat surprising draw with Mudgee last month.
I don't think there's any reason why we can't go the whole way.Ben Manson
A massive derby clash with Bulls is next and a win there would further boost the side's chances of claiming the minor premiership only a year on from winning just two matches last season.
"We can jump Bulls if we win and we have a game in hand so it's important," Manson said.
"Bulls and Waratahs still have to play each other as well so I don't think there's any reason why we can't go the whole way.
"I would love to see it but we don't want to get overconfident. We're playing good football and we've just got to keep doing it."
Bulls missed out on the chance to move into a share of the lead on Saturday as they were held to a 4-4 all draw in an entertaining clash with the last-placed Mudgee.
The Wolves may sit at the bottom of the ladder but they've produced some hugely improved performances in the second half of the season and the Bulls were the latest side to be surprised.
Brody Austin scored a double in the draw while Kobe Rapley and Alex Richardson also found the back of the net for Bulls in the draw.
Parkes and Panorama FC also drew 4-4 while the match between Barnstoneworth and Lithgow at Orange was postponed due to the condition of Sir Jack Brabham Park.
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