Following a third successive victory at a historically difficult venue to conquer, a hypothetical head-scratcher got me thinking…
…If Brentford and Leyton Orient both pass the 100 point barrier and beat us to promotion, would this season be a failure?
After arguably our most encouraging victory of the campaign – against a team more competitive than most – we are on course for an incredible points haul of 95 come the end of the season, were we to keep this up.
However, Brentford and Leyton Orient are on course to rewrite history, with 102 and 101 points on the cards respectively if they carry on in such outrageous fashion.
It begs the question: Can we possibly criticise this rapidly evolving team if it misses out to a ‘once-in-a-million’ freak season?
In any other year, a 3-0 win at Boundary Park would be regarded as a promotion defining benchmark.
Just our luck that we can also view it as a play-off cementing result, when we’d doubtless be 20 points clear of some god forsaken side.
For now, such questions can wait as we bask in a feeling that has eluded us for so long.
This 17th success of the season owed much to a resolute defensive showing, a spritely attacking display and a virtuoso performance by match winner Kevin McDonald.
According to Radio WM, the Scot resembled that big kid in the under-12 school team, whose growth spurt made him virtually untouchable.
Where our number 11 stood head and shoulders above the rest, Jack Price sounded like the perfect foil for him once more.
And when Jacobs and sub Henry added gloss to the scoreline late on, Kenny Jackett can point to three goalscorers who he signed himself.
Winning at a difficult away ground is one thing, but standing up to a pretty physical onslaught is quite another.
Unlike those miserable Solbakken and Saunders seasons, we all appear to be in this together.
Couple such team spirit with Kenny’s astute additions and the combination appears irresistible.
Whether it’s potent enough to provide a positive answer to that question I had will soon become clear.