DESPITE being the only unbeaten league team left in Britain, Kelty Hearts' Kallum Higginbotham has said he will not allow himself and his team-mates to get carried away.

The cinch League Two new boys went 10 points clear after their defeat of second-placed Forfar Athletic on Saturday, however, the former Pars winger said they would not allow any complacency to creep in.

"I am never going to stand out here and say the league is done," he said. "I am wise enough and old enough and have been in the game long enough to know that football can change in a flick of a switch.

"It is fantastic to have that sort of cushion but we certainly won't be getting complacent. I won't be getting complacent – if I have anything to do with it I won't be letting the boys get complacent either.

"We have got winners in the changing room who want to go the whole season and keep winning. Hopefully, we can carry on extending the lead but I know Forfar won't be going away easily. They will come back again and give a real fight. So will Stirling and the rest of the teams. There hasn't been any game this season that has been an easy game.

"The league is tough. Everyone is beating everyone. We have just been on an unbelievable run. I think we are the only unbeaten team left in Britain if I am correct in saying that. So it just shows the start we have got.

"I think the quality in the dressing room is evident for everyone to see and if we are playing a bad game, we have certainly got individual quality that can maybe give us that spark or gets us a goal out of nowhere. I think that has helped us throughout the season when we haven't played well.

"We have got the perfect blend for a title-winning team and, hopefully, like I say I am not getting too carried away, but it is a fantastic start and nothing more than that."

Higginbotham admitted his side hadn't been at their best in their first half against Forfar but was pleased with how their fortunes turned.

"You have got to give credit to Forfar. They came first half, they took the game to us. Normally at home, teams will sit off us and we have plenty of the ball but Forfar are on a great run of form themselves. They have come here with a lot of confidence and more credit to them than how badly we played.

"Forfar stopped us playing and played very well in the first half. The gaffer gave us a rocket at half-time and I think we came out second half and started to get the ball down and play how we know we can play and the goal was a perfect example of that.

"We weren't good enough in the first half. We understand that. I am not saying it was the two players that went off, it wasn't their fault. It was as a whole 11. We take the brunt as a whole team. It is not any individual's fault.

"I wouldn't say it was the substitution that made us any better. I would say we just came out the second half and realised we needed to get the ball down and start playing our game rather than letting Forfar implement their game against us."