Two-goal Dayshonne Golding believes Worthing are nowhere near full power yet.

But a pair of fine finishes to seal a 3-1 win over Bishop’s Stortford have keep them ticking over nicely going into a tough week.

Golding was involved in a scrambled opener by Marvin Armstrong before striking himself either side of half-time.

An appreciative, sun-drenched crowd of 1,244 settled in for a goal rush which never came.

In fact, it was Stortford who pulled one back through a fine near post header by James Barker.

But Worthing had done their bit in a very competitive top end of the Pitching In Isthmian premier as all the leading early contenders, including Bognor and Lewes, won on Saturday.

Boss Adam Hinshelwood agrees there is a lot more to come and seemed underwhelmed by his side’s performance.

But there was a period either side of the interval in which their football flowed pleasingly and the home crowd lapped it up.

Golding believes he is still playing catch-up in terms of training, having been on trial at Dover in pre-season. But he is a crowd-pleaser.

He said: “It’s a top club here – the atmosphere is great. Best in the league, hands down.

“We are not out of third gear yet.

“In training our tempo is pretty high and I feel like on a matchday we are slowly getting there.

“This week is a big week for us and hopefully we get into our form.”

Worthing have won four in a row ahead of a midweek trip to leaders Kingstonian followed by a game at Enfield, who are third.

Golding made the most of some awful Stortford defending to help the ball through for Armstrong to score after the visitors had made the brighter start.

But he really stole the show with his first goal on 33 minutes as he picked the ball up wide on the left, turned away from his marker, then stepped past another defender before placing a perfect shot inside the far post.

Hinshelwood believes Golding can lack confidence but that need not be an issue now.

The Worthing boss said: “Dayshonne has got that ability but he has got to play with a bit more confidence at times.

“He is getting used to the role. He is a winger being asked to play down the middle a bit more.

“But, when he gets one on one, he has that bit of magic in him.

“Hopefully now that can spur him on for a bit more confident play.

“You want to see that all the time.

“Just go and play because we know he can produce that.

“If it doesn’t work, don’t beat yourself up.”

Strong tackles by the impressive Jesse Starkey and Danny Barker, who then played a perfect pass, allowed Golding to race clear and hammer home his second 11 minutes into the second period.

Worthing had started the half very brightly, swarming towards the Stortford goal.

The match drifted after their third goal and so did the crowd’s attention to a degree.

But it felt like they could always threaten on counter-attacks and the outcome was never in doubt Hinshelwood said: “It’s a big week so it’s good to get the win.

“There is more to come. I want us to play with more gusto and impetus.

“But Bishop’s Stortford are a good side and they came here on a good run.”