Burnham Ramblers boss Wilson believes they are ahead of target

BURNHAM Ramblers manager Keith Wilson says his club are ahead of their pre-season target.

And he knows a successful festive period would see them take major strides towards safety.

Wilson’s summer objective was to gain an average of a point a game – meaning they finish with 46.

That, he believes, would be enough to ensure another season of Ryman League football.

“Forty-six points should be enough,” said the Ramblers boss, whose side won 2-1 at promotion-chasing Needham Market on Saturday.

“That was my forecast at the start and, working on the basis, we need a point a game.

“As it stands, we’ve got 28 points from 21 games, so we’re seven up on where we should be, heading into Christmas “We’re on target to achieve our goal and it might be that we’re close to our target by the end of the festive period.”

Wilson was delighted by Saturday’s victory, gained thanks to a late goal from Billy Hunt.

It was their second win in three games and means they have only lost once in five matches - last Wednesday’s 2-0 defeat against Romford.

“We fully deserved it,” said Wilson.

“In the end, we could have won more convincingly.

“We had chances before our late winner, so it would have been disappointing had it finished 1-1.

“To a man, my players were excellent and it was a great reaction after an abysmal display against Romford.

“At the moment we’re throwing in the occasional inept performance, but we’re a young side.

“They’re still learning and they’re an honest bunch.”

Ramblers host Waltham Abbey on Saturday before visiting Waltham Forest on Boxing Day.


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