Enfield Town manager George Borg believes the Towners’ 2-2 draw at Dulwich Hamlet shows the progress the club have made in 2014.
Borg’s side are battling relegation from the Ryman Premier and despite Saturday’s impressive result, they slipped back into the drop zone.
However, the Enfield boss is delighted with his team’s improvement and the Towners are unbeaten in their last six league outings.
Hamlet had taken the lead on Saturday through Dean Lodge but a strike from Jamie Richards levelled the contest.
Peter Adeniyi put Dulwich back in front before the interval but Enfield grabbed a share of the points late on as Bradley Quinton smashed home.
"Their manager (Gavin Rose) came up and said to me that if the season was starting now then we would be challenging at the top of the table," Borg said.
"That is really nice to hear and the boys were outstanding on Saturday. Jordan Lockie came back in and was very good while Noel (Imber) made a couple of outstanding saves.
"The performance showed the progress we’ve made because earlier in the season we’d go away from home and get heavily beaten.
"On Saturday we played a side who are challenging for promotion and, at times, took them apart."
Enfield face Billericay Town on Thursday evening before entertaining Leiston on Saturday afternoon.