BURNHAM have suffered defeat on the final day of a season to forget when going down 1-0 at the hands of Bridgwater Town on Saturday.

The Blues were relegated from the Southern Football League having recorded just six wins in Southern Division One South & West, leaving them second from bottom in the table.

Bridgwater ended their campaign on a high note as a 17th minute goal from Josh White sealed three points and made a long journey home from Buckinghamshire more enjoyable.

White headed home from a corner early in the first-half to give the visitors a lead they would not relinquish, as they left in a buoyant mood.

The game was end-to-end and it was the defending from both sides that kept the score at 1-0 at half-time.

The second-half started well for Burnham as they continued to press forward and had several chances.

Their best chance fell to defender Luke Egdar, who broke through the Bridgwater defence only to see his placed shot hit the post and roll along the line before being cleared.

The away team were not without their chances either, with both Issac Reid then Harry Horton going close.

Burnham chairman Gary Reeves told the Observer: “It’s been a frustration season for the club in a division that we should really not have been placed in.

“All the things that I said would affect us at the beginning of the season: travel costs, player recruitment and retention of players being taken by other local sides - all of this happened and frequently. Along with player commitment to travel, which I can understand with their jobs.

“But, we were badly let down on some of our away games with players just simply not turning up and some only informing us as the coach was about to pull away.

“Dave Tuttle came in at the end of the year and found all the above very hard. It was possibly an eye opener for him.

“Saying that, I have enjoyed the trips to some of those far away places and met some lovely people along the way. I now know every step of the M4, M40, and M3 corridors heading south and west.

“We fulfilled all of our away fixtures and if you look at the stats or away record was marginally better than at home. Moving on, a lot has been said about our lateral switch and I’m hoping that now the season has come to a close, common sense should now come into it.

"I really home we get a reprieve to stay at step four, and get the club switched back to the Southern Central Division where we belong. That would be fantastic.

"Our preparation for next season starts now and we have got a superb platform with Luther Blissett coming on board to head our new club owned academy football development programme.”