BURNHAM made progress in the Hellenic League Supplementary Cup following a 7-4 win after extra time at Cirencester Town Development on Saturday.

The quarter-finals tie at The Corinium Stadium finished 3-3 before The Blues secured their progress in the additional 30-minutes period.

Marcus Mealing bagged a hat-trick for the higher-league club plus there were goals from Dan Wilson, Jack Byerley, Ollie Jones and Matty Sinclair.

Burnham manager Paul Shone told the Observer: “I’m pleased to get the win, but disappointed with the goals we conceded and in the nature we went about the match in the first 90 minutes.

“We got a few positives from the game which is great to learn because the lads need to do that more.

“It’s pleasing to go away and score seven goals but I’m disappointed to gift them four.

“It’s another win so our morale and enthusiasm is ticking along nicely.

“It was a very bitty first 90 minutes and a bit stop-start. It took us a while to get used to playing on an artificial pitch.

“The conditions didn’t help because it was cold and windy but Cirencester had to deal with that as well.

“Our attitude changed because we were playing a lower league team. I put it down to our mindset and some people thought it could have been much easier.

“It comes down to mentality and how you approach games and we didn’t do that particularly well in the first 90 minutes.

“There were a few words said at full-time and it all went our way in extra time, it was all one-way traffic.

“We could have made a lot easier work of it but it’s another win.”

Shone added: “We will take it one game at a time but I’m here to keep us in the league and that’s the priority.

“We got game time into certain players last weekend, and winning breads momentum so things are starting to take shape.

“The group we’ve now got has the nucleus of a very good side with a good blend of youth and experience.

“The group is fitting together very well and that comes from winning. Winning breeds happiness and success and we're three from three so everything is rosey.

"The players need to learn as individuals but we're only three games in so I can't ask for too much more at the moment."

Burnham return to action in the Premier Division with a trip to Tuffley Rovers on Saturday, March 31.

Shone said: "We've got four tough league games left. The guys knew what I expected in extra-time last weekend but we now need that from minute one.

"It has been a bit stop-start since I started and we've only played three times, and it's a bit disappointing not to move into another game this Saturday.

"Tuffley is not an easy place to go to. They're in mid-table so will have nothing to play for, so we've got to go with the right mindset to get on the front foot and get a result.

"If we could come out with four points it would be brilliant and a good weekend for us.

"The lads now know the situation and what I expect so it's up to them to go over the white line and produce the goods."

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