TOWN'S solid sweeper feels the club are now going to take some stopping.
The 20-year-old returned after suspension to play his part in a vibrant display.
"It's fantastic to have picked up nine points out of nine over the holidays and we've now got a great opportunity to start battling with teams at the top," said Clarke, one of seven Academy products in the Town starting line-up.
"We certainly don't want the gap to the promotion places to get any larger and, with Cambridge away and Boston at home as our next matches, we've got to look to kick on in a big way.
"The confidence among the players is brilliant. We knew we could play a lot better than we have been doing, and we went out and caused some havoc against one of the top sides in the division.
"The big factor was that we got our passing and movement going and, with the fans right behind us, we proved we had nothing to fear in extending our excellent home run."
Clarke said the team always felt they would win providing they kept it tight at the back.
"They had very few opportunities in the whole match and we knew if we were strong at the back then Steady and the others would grab us some goals at the other end," he explained.
"It was great for Jon Worthington to get a goal because he's capable of getting more, but I thought Nat Brown did really well alongside Steady. They both worked really hard.
"As a team we worked hard, though, and now we've got to look to add a win at Cambridge."