Johnstone Burgh manager Jamie McKim doesn’t expect his side to take their foot off the gas as they kept up their flawless start to the season with a 3-1 victory over Vale of Leven.

The Keanie Park men headed into the top of the table clash with a perfect record having won seven games from seven in League Two, and maintained their terrific start with victory at Millburn on Saturday with a Jason Hardie hat-trick helping the Burgh to victory.

The frontman fired in his first of three after eight minutes only for David McNaught to head home from close range for the hosts after a quarter of an hour.

Hardie got his, and Burgh’s second, just before the half-hour mark and rounded off a terrific first-half with a penalty on the stroke of half-time.

In the second period, the Burgh had to be resolute as the hosts tried to get back into the game but McKim’s side professionally held out for an impressive victory.

And the Burgh Boss was delighted with his strike partnership but admits he isn’t surprised by the havoc that they are causing on defences.

He said: “It was a really fast paced start to the game and both teams had good chances but with Jason Hardie upfront we’ve got a clinical touch.

“He worked really well with Ricky McArthur who does a lot of work off the ball and assisted two of the goals.

“At the start of the season we knew what we were getting with him because he scores goal everywhere.

“He’s been a brilliant addition.

“I don’t see complacency becoming an issue because we’ve got a big squad who are all working hard.

“Boys know if they’re not at it then there’s a chance they’ll not be in the team the following week because there’s others breathing down their necks wanting that starting spot.”

Burgh have been flying this season and remain top of the League Two table with two games in hand over Vale of Leven, who currently occupy second spot.

“The result puts us in a good position,” McKim continued. “It’s a good win against a really hard opponent who have had a lot of good results recently so we’re really delighted to win, especially away from home.”

Burgh will make the 400 mile round trip to face Moray side Dufftown in the third round of the Scottish Junior Cup after they were rewarded in Monday’s draw for their win over Armadale.

And McKim is looking forward to seeing a big support as he feels his side are bringing the good times back to Johnstone.

He said: “There’s been a bit of excitement already as a lot of people have been in touch with the committee, and myself, to try and get a seat on the bus.

“The feel good factor that we’re bringing back with the results and performances is going to attract people to follow us all over the country.

McKim’s side next week travel to Fullarton Park where ninth-placed Vale of Clyde are the opponents as Burgh look to sustain their faultless start to the campaign.

Kick off is at 2pm.