02:30PM, Friday 11 October 2019
Burnham FC boss Paul Shone insists his side’s current run of form in the Hellenic Premier Division isn’t season defining, and is positive the Blues still have the capacity to finish in the top half come the end of the campaign.
Burnham are rooted in 19th place in the Premier Division after failing to secure any points from their 2-1 defeat at Bishop’s Cleeve at the weekend.
A well-converted penalty from Steve Davies and a late finish from Harrison Iddles were enough to nullify Sam Coles’ early goal for the Blues.
But it was the resolute performance from Mitres’ keeper Matt Wieczorek that ensured Bishop’s Cleeve would run out victors and hand Burnham their fifth defeat of the season.
Despite the loss, boss Shone is adamant that a rotation of players or change of tactic
isn’t the necessary option for the side looking to climb the table.
“We’re disappointed to come away with no points but there were so many positives to take from the game and we will build on that.” he said.
“If you keep chopping and changing formations or players, it doesn’t give you a settled side so I’m a firm believer in giving people a good honest run.
“At the moment we are concentrating on getting out of this bottom four and move our way up the league.
“Being a top eight side is by far what we should be achieving and aiming for.
“We want to finish as high up in the league as possible but we need to take it one game at a time and that starts this weekend.”
Burnham host Virginia Water at The Gore this Saturday. Kick off is at 3pm.
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