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Burnham Ramblers' title credentials were on display
3:35pm Thursday 17th January 2013 in Sport
BURNHAM Ramblers manager Keith Wilson believes his side showed their promotion credentials on Saturday.
The Leslie Field side were far from their best yet hit the goal trail to see off Sporting Bengal United 5-3.
It means they are still riding high at the top of the Essex Senior League table – six points clear of nearest rivals Great Wakering Rovers, who beat Enfield 1893 4-2.
“It was disappointing and frustrating to concede three goals, but it says a lot that we can play poorly and score five ourselves,” said Wilson.
“We still got the points and that’s all that mattered.
“I wouldn’t say we let ourselves down but we didn’t reach the level I would have liked.
“It was a strange game and, in many ways, a bit of a non-event.
“After scoring our first goal, we were always comfortable and we won without having to get out of first gear.
“Bengal turned up and just wanted to avoid being embarrassed.
“That meant we had to inject all the tempo and it’s very hard to do that for 90 minutes.”
Meanwhile, Wilson is keeping his fingers crossed that bad weather does not affect Saturday’s match at Hullbridge Sports.
Having just had an enforced break for Christmas, he says the last thing he wants is another gap in the fixture list.
“We’re ticking along nicely but just want to keep playing,” said Wilson.
“It’s already been a bit of a stop-start season.”