Portadown striker Gary Twigg is refusing to make any lofty predictions as far as personal goals are concerned this season.
Twigg bagged a clinical double against Ards on Saturday to help the Ports to their first win of the season.
Successive draws against Linfield and Coleraine respectively were followed by a 2-0 victory against Premiership newcomers Ards at Shamrock Park.
Twigg’s first goal first was a bullet header in the 42nd minute; the second a cool finish after rounding Ards goalkeeper Graham McKibbin seven minutes from time.
It saw the former Shamrock Rovers striker move onto three goals for the season, and ease Portadown into fourth spot in the table.
“It is good to get the first win under our belts,” Twigg said.
“To be fair we had two decent draws against Linfield and Coleraine, but we wanted that first win and fortunately we got it today.
“It was frustrating up until today, but when we look back on the season those two draws might be important.
“We don’t have any aspirations. It is the old cliche that we are taking it one game at a time.
“We have got a few experienced lads in the squad and a few young lads, so we will see how we get on.”
Reflecting on his own start to the season, Twigg hopes there is more to come in the weeks ahead.
“I am pleased with my start,” he added.
“As a striker you want to get off the mark as early as you can. I didn’t manage a goal against Linfield but I scored against Coleraine and then another two today.
“That is a boost, but it is all about the team. Our defence is solid so hopefully we can do the job at the other end.
“I don’t set myself personal goals. You do that and you end up with egg on your face at the end of the season.
“I take each game as it comes and try and score as many goals as I can.”
Ards showed plenty of spirit and endeavour on Saturday but were undone by Twigg’s finishing masterclass.
The visitors did have their moments, but were unable to break down a resilient Ports rearguard.
“The difference is Portadown have a guy like Gary Twigg who gets a couple of chances and scores two goals,” Ards boss Niall Currie said.
“I said to Ronnie (McFall)coming off the pitch, whenever you get your periods of pressure you have to take your chances.
“We were on top for 15-20 minutes of the second half but didn’t score.
“We missed chances, and that’s something we did against Cliftonville and Warrenpoint. But we will keep knocking on the door.
“Twigg is different class and he scores more times than he misses.
“We scored goals last season but this is a different proposition. And you get punished in this league.”