STUART Marks has admitted that Delaford will always give opponents the chance to score because of their attacking style of play.

Delaford finished third in the Premier Division last season despite scoring 25 goals more than any other side, and they have made the perfect winning start this year.

Marks and his men made it two from two with a 2-1 victory at Chalvey Sports Reserves on Saturday thanks to an own goal and one from Conor Molyneaux.

The league title is once again their aim this season but Marks has warned his team they will have to be at their best.

The Delaford manager told the Observer: “The good thing is we do score a lot of goals because we like to play attacking football, but I know we like to concede as well. Due to the way we play the opposition will always have a chance.

“Nine times out of 10 we will always score more than our opponents, but we did play well and deserved the victory on Saturday. The Chalvey keeper pulled off a number of great saves to keep them in the game.”

Marks continued: “We always want to win the league and I’ve got a good enough squad, but can we get the best players out every week. It’s hard to get the strongest side out week-in-week-out but we will be up there challenging.

“If sides are not at their best then we will turn them over. This is not a bad league and if you’re not at your best then teams will do that to you.

“Langley won it last year and they were the best side in the league, but they still lost a few games so it’s not straightforward.

“Everyone is capable of turning you over so it’s about who wants it more on the day.

“If we can get two more players in then I’m confident we can win the league, but everyone can say that, one or two players makes such a difference. The team is gelling and we had a good pre-season.

"We would like to win a cup competition as well because it's a nice day out getting into a final "If we can get into a cup final and finish first or second in the league that would be a good season for us."

Commenting on the win against Chalvey Reserves on Saturday, Marks said: "It was a good win for us. We know Chalvey are a strong team but I felt in the first half we missed a number of chances.

"In the second half I made a couple of changes and it was a deserved victory.

"Their keeper pulled off some great saves and was probably their best player. Even he told me after the game they had done well to keep it to 2-1.

"It was a good game between two good sides and played in the right spirit.

"We equalised through an own goal but there was not much the defender could do in a last ditch tackle. It was not his fault really but it was still an own goal.

"Conor was through on goal again and side-footed it into the net for the second.

"We draw 2-2 last year and really should have beaten them on that occasion as well.

"Chalvey will be up there towards the top come the end of the season. They're a big physical side that can cause problems by going long if you cannot deal with it."

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