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Red-hot Roberts in career-best form for Braintree

Phil Roberts feels he is in the form of his life. However, Braintree Town's on-fire striker has been quick to pay tribute to his Iron colleagues and their form that - as well as his goals - have taken Braintree to the summit of the Vanarama National League South table.

Braintree don't have a game this weekend due to having exited the FA Cup and their next action won't come until a trip to Bath City on October 21, but their time without action can be spent pondering their position at the head of the pile.

t is a lead that was secured last weekend by a 3-1 win at Gloucester City and two of those goals were provided by Roberts to take his tally to 12 for the campaign.

He is the division's top scorer and is loving his time at Braintree after moving to the club last summer.

"I am very happy – I couldn't be happier really," said Roberts.

"To be top goal scorer in the league is great, but it's testament to the players who are behind me."

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