BURNHAM Ramblers boss Keith Wilson says it would be a “cardinal sin” for his side to think they have already won the Essex Senior League title.
The Leslie Field team have a six-point lead at the top of the table, not to mention a game in hand on second-placed Great Wakering.
Their cause was further helped by their nearest rivals dropping points in their last two matches, last Wednesday and Saturday.
And it means Burnham – without a game last weekend – are firmly in pole position to land the title and move up into the Ryman League.
However, Wilson insists neither he nor his players will be taking anything for granted until their fate is a certainty.
“There’s a long way to go and we’re preparing for 13 cup finals,” said the Ramblers boss, whose side host Bowers and Pitsea on Saturday.
“No-one’s getting carried away and it would be a cardinal sin to think the title is already in the bag.
“We’ve got a lot of tough games coming up, especially in the next month, and we’ve got to take them one at a time.
“We’re in a great position and if we were to throw it away now we’d only have ourselves to blame.”
Meanwhile, Wilson has boosted his attacking options by signing former Ramblers striker Martin Llewellyn.
The front man has joined on a dual registration from Ryman One North side Tilbury.