A "workmanlike" performance from Glentoran saw them run out 2-1 winners over Carrick Rangers, giving Gary Haveron a third league win in a row on his return to Taylors Avenue.
Victories were in short supply last season for Haveron while in the Carrick dugout, but goals from Stephen Gordon and Curtis Allen ensured another three points for the east Belfast side since his appointment at The Oval.
"We were professional in our approach and how we went about the game," he said afterwards. "We were workmanlike today without being spectacular, there was a bit of creativity, a bit of a buzz, and I thought we could score at will going forward."
The Glens took the game to their hosts and when Gordon rose to power home Ciaran Caldwell's rasping cross in the 10th minute, it was just reward for their early pressure.
Curtis Allen then planted a diving header past Brian Neeson to give Glentoran some headroom five minutes in to the second half, and although Carrick's Paddy McNally looped in a header of his own shortly afterwards, Haveron's side held on.
"That's three wins on the bounce and a draw in the last four games and that's decent enough form," he said." I'll take that. There's no real great secret behind it, the boys are buying in to what we're trying to do."