BRADFORD Town boss Danny Greaves reckons this season's start to the Toolstation League Premier Division campaign is shaping up to be better than last term after his side lowered the colours of title fancies Buckland Athletic on Saturday.

Striker Sam Jordan notched yet again, before being subbed with an injury in the second half, and although Buckland responded before the break, Will Hailston sealed the win.

The Bobcats strung an unbeaten sequence of 15 league matches at the start of last season before suffering their first defeat in mid-October but Greaves believes this season's opening phase has featured a lot tougher fixtures with Shepton Mallet and Odd Down among their early adversaries.

“We knew it was going to be a tough game going into it, I think they’re everybody’s favourites for the league,” said Greaves, of Buckland.

“To go there and take three points was great and I don’t think anyone who was watching could have many complaints, we thoroughly deserved to win the game.''

He added: “Last year I think the fixtures fell quite nicely for us and although we had quite a long unbeaten run, we had quite a few draws.

“Whereas this year, even though we are nine games unbeaten, three of those games have been against sides who you’d expect to be up there.

“We have definitely had a tougher start this year, so it is pleasing to see that we are still unbeaten.”

After their win against the early pacesetters, Greaves will welcome mid-table Bridgwater Town to Trowbridge Road on Saturday.

“We will be expecting a tough game, every game they have played has been a close one,” said Greaves, who also confirmed Jordan will be fit to play.

“They obviously have a bit of resilience for us, we will have the same approach and try to win the game.

“Hopefully we can just continue our recent form and the team will have some confidence from Saturday’s big win.

“I think Sam came off a little bit embarrassed, he went for an overhead kick from about 20 yards out and landed with cramp in the end, he’s fine for the weekend.”