Russell Bolton believes there are no 'standout' teams in the South West Premier this season despite having seen his Maidenhead team lose 63-28 to new leaders Newton Abbot.
Maids are fifth in the table having played three of the teams above them beating Cleve at Braywick and losing at Dings Crusaders and Newton Abbot on Saturday.
The match at Abbot's Rackerhayes ground produced 13 tries, of which Maids scored four to earn a bonus point, but regardless of the one-sided scoreline, Maids' coach says no team is taking the league by storm.
"I have not yet seen a standout team in this division," he said.
"There's not a team which can't be beaten which isn't what I thought would be the case heading into the campaign.
"I thought there would be one or two standout sides."
Bolton is pleased with the way his players are 'fronting up' to the challenges of a higher standard of rugby since promotion last season and how they are setting their sights on more loftier ambitions than just avoiding relegation.
He said: "It shows how far we have come that after losing at Newton Abbot, despite having a weakened side, we were disappointed which shows how far our expectations have risen.
"Newton Abbot were well worth their win, although we were disappointed we allowed the scoreline to get away from us quite so much.
"They are a good side but the score slightly flattered them. Take off 15-20 points and that's a better reflection of the match.
He added: "I was pleased with what I saw from us against a strong team.
"We knew we would have a depleted side going down there, but we also lost Dave Cole and Mike King on the Thursday to add to our issues.
"But the pack held up well and scrummaged well despite six changes from the previous week.
"Some players were making 1st team debuts or first starts and still performed well."