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Burnham FC players chomping at the bit after league and cup victories

Burnham FC travel to Binfield in the League Cup on Friday night with players ‘chomping at the bit’ to be involved after two impressive victories.

The Blues kick-started their league campaign with a 4-1 win over Virginia Water at The Gore on Saturday before easing past Penn & Tylers Green with a 4-0 win in the Floodlit Cup on Tuesday. The goals were shared around in both matches with Matthew Ayres, Aaron Berry, Sam Coles and Aiden Higgs finding the net against Virginia Water while Oliver Harris netted a brace alongside goals from Gavin James and Firas Chniba on Tuesday night.

The Blues have finally found their shooting boots in front of goal, and manager Paul Shone is hoping that’ll help them progress in the cup competitions and get back among the challenging pack in the Hellenic Premier Division.

“Never say never,” said Shone. “We’ll be looking to push on now and go on a little run in the cup competitions and push to try and challenge the sides at the top of the league. But the only game we can affect is the next one so we’ll take it game by game.

“We scored four goals on Saturday but it could have been 14.

“We created so many chances and that’s great for the side. We’ve played well this season but haven’t been finishing our chances.”

Looking ahead to the tough test at Binfield, Shone added: “They’re in very good form but we go there in good voice.

“We’ve played them twice this season and we’ve lost narrowly to them twice so we want to put that right.”

“We expect a tough game. We played last night (Tuesday) so I don’t know how that might affect things, but we go there with good confidence after these two wins and with players chomping at the bit to be part of the 11 or 16-man squad.”

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