BURNHAM chairman Gary Reeves has vowed that the club will come back much stronger after a disappointing relegation season.

The Blues were relegated for the second season running, finishing second bottom of the Evostick Southern League Division One South and West.

Reeves said: “It was a mixed season and we are disappointed to be relegated, but looking back over the last four years from our promotion to the Southern Premier and staying two seasons, then sadly being relegated, which means back to back relegations which was not in our plans, the club has still come a long way off the park.

“Decisions had to be made and that upset some people, but the club has been here since 1878 and I intend to see it remain for many more years to come.

“We will be back and much stronger.

“We have had some highlights this season, believe it or not, with away wins at Slough Town and Marlow.

“Our late surge of away form came a little too late for Dave and the boys but I personally thank them for their efforts.

“Dave could only work with what he had and with a pre season under his belt for next season, he has a great chance to mould a team with good attitude and discipline, as both those attributes were not great this season, especially the discipline aspect.”