Boss Alan Dowson insists going from Ryman Premier League cannon fodder to table toppers in less than 18 months is not just down to him.

Tuesday’s 2-1 win over Bognor Regis Town saw the Beavers move alongside Dulwich Hamlet at the table’s summit as the festive period approaches.

Dowson took over at the Beveree last September with the team six points adrift at the foot of the table and has overhauled the club’s fortunes – and playing staff – since then.

But the manager puts the success down to the club’s tea lady as much as the players at his disposal.

“From the chairman, to the stewards, to the people who clean the stadium and right down to the tea lady, everyone has done their bit. It is a team effort,” he said.

“But we have not won anything yet.

“Now we have hit the top the aim is to get clear and move away.

“We think we’ve got the squad to have a good crack at winning the league, not finishing second.”

Dowson has been boosted by news Barnet loan defender Harry Taylor has extended his stay at the Beveree until the end of the season and striker Nicke Kabamba will become a Beaver permanently on January 1.