Burnham Ramblers are desperate not to let their lead slip

First published in Local Sport

BURNHAM Ramblers manager Keith Wilson says his players are “desperate” for a promotion party.

And having put themselves in such a commanding position at the top of the Essex Senior League table, he sees no reason why they can’t power over the finishing line.

Ramblers are five points clear of second-placed Great Wakering, after flexing their muscles and thrashing Bowers and Pitsea 7-0 on Saturday.

They also have two games in hand on their nearest rivals, who turned up the heat with a 5-0 win at Barkingside on Monday night.

“The boys are desperate to see it through now,” said Wilson.

“They’ve done so well to get in this position and the last thing anyone wants is to let our lead slip away.”

Saturday’s landslide win was Burnham’s fifth in a row, their 11th victory in 13 league games and means they are unbeaten since October 20.

However, Wilson is warning his players not to take their eyes off the prize.

“We’re in a good place and the title is still firmly in our grasp, but other teams are still in there fighting and there’s a long way to go,” he said.

“We can’t be complacent.

“The minute we take our eyes off the ball, we’ll be punished.”

Burnham visit Sawbridgeworth on Saturday before the Gordon Brasted Memorial Trophy semi-final at Barkingside on Monday night.

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