Michael Duff did not demonstrate the demeanour you may expect from a manager that had just watched his team register a relatively comfortable 2-0 away victory.
It was Cheltenham Town’s seventh success in their last eight on the road in all competitions and they’ve kept clean sheets in each of those victories.
In fact, they have not conceded on the road in League Two since going down 1-0 at Scunthorpe United on February 8.
But Duff wants more.
Their visit to Leyton Orient on the opening day of last season was truly chaotic.
Luke Varney and Rohan Ince were both sent off in the second half, shortly after Josh Wright’s winner for the home side.
Midfielder Ince’s Robins career never gained any momentum after his debut red card for throwing down a water bottle in frustration and inadvertently hitting the fourth official.
Will Boyle also picked up a calf injury which kept him out for more than two months.
This time, drama was kept at a minimum as Cheltenham produced the kind of solid, professional and organised performance they have made their trademark since winning 2-0 at Salford City last September.
It is difficult not to feel a degree of sympathy for Orient, who were unable to train together until the morning of the game after a period of self-isolation following positive coronavirus tests in the camp, also missing out on a chance to face Spurs in the Carabao Cup.
But Cheltenham had a job to do and they did it extremely well from the first whistle, dominating the early proceedings and scoring twice within the first half an hour.
It could have been more and Duff wanted to see more ruthlessness from his team as they delivered ball after ball, from a multitude of angles, into Orient’s penalty area.
The first goal came at the end of a move started by Finn Azaz, who had another bright game in his attacking central midfield role.
He fed Chris Hussey on the left and the wing-back’s delivery was nodded down by Andy Williams, falling to George Lloyd inside the six yard box.
It looked impossible to miss, but the ball initially became stuck until Lloyd’s boot before he was able to readjust quickly and force it over the line under pressure from right-back Sam Ling.
Replays confirm it was Lloyd who made the decisive touch, giving him his fourth Football League goal in 11 starts, with all of them coming away from the Jonny-Rocks Stadium.
In fact throughout his youth and senior career, including local cup finals, Robins Under-18s and first team appearances, Lloyd has only netted once at Whaddon Road, which was the winner against West Ham United Under-21s in last season’s EFL Trophy group match.
Duff will not mind where the goals come for Lloyd, as long as he continues to add end product to what is never anything less than maximum tilt for as long as the 20-year-old is on the pitch.
He had done enough in the 3-0 win at Tranmere Rovers to keep his place alongside Williams, despite Alfie May’s return to fitness.
May, who has scored consistently since joined from Doncaster Rovers in January, went on for the last half an hour and Duff now has a welcome selection decision to make, with Reuben Reid and Alex Addai also at his disposal up front.
Lloyd has been given several brief tastes of League Two football since his debut three seasons ago, but he now looks ready for a sustained run in the side and a loan move to National League Dover Athletic now appears far less likely.
Cheltenham’s second goal came from a fine cross by left centre-back Will Boyle, who also set up Reid’s winner at Newport County AFC in the Trophy last month.
Boyle was one of the main reasons Cheltenham did not concede in the second half, but he has shown he can contribute at the other end of the pitch and not just with his head from set pieces.
His ball was perfectly measured for West Brom prospect Azaz, who headed into the bottom right corner to register the first Football League goal of his career and his second strike for loan club Cheltenham.
Duff was then disappointed with the way Cheltenham “looked after the ball”, believing they should have made more of their early superiority to make absolutely sure of the points.
As they had at Prenton Park a fortnight earlier, the match was won in the first half and then successfully seen out in the second.
Orient applied some pressure, but Josh Griffiths did not find himself overworked in the Cheltenham goal.
That was largely thanks to Boyle and his two defensive colleagues Ben Tozer and Charlie Raglan, who were the only three to survive from the team that started at Orient last term.
But the whole team worked as a unit for their latest successful shut out, with a clear structure and organisation on show, even when the passing was not as slick as Duff demands.
This sort of grit and determination is what they must continue to combine with the attractive football they are undoubtedly capable of producing if they are to mount another promotion push.
Duff is approaching his 100th match at the helm and the transformation under him from a team seemingly happy to survive in the Football League to one that looks fully capable of climbing to League One, albeit at a very early stage of a season like no other, has been remarkable.
Leyton Orient: L Vigouroux; S Ling, J Coulson, J Widdowson, J Brophy; J Wright J (Maguire-Drew 68), O Cisse, J McAnuff; C Wilkinson (L Angol 68), D Johnson, L Dennis (R Sotiriou 68). Subs not used: S Sargeant, D Happe, C Clay, J Dayton.
Cheltenham Town: J Griffiths; C Raglan (E Bonds 80), B Tozer, W Boyle; M Blair, C Thomas, L Sercombe, F Azaz (C Clements 63), C Hussey; A Williams, G Lloyd (A May 58). Subs not used: M Harris, R Reid, L Freestone, T Sang.
Referee: Peter Wright.
Star Man: Chris Hussey.