BURNHAM manager Paul Shone is pleased that his side managed to grind out a result in the 3-0 win away at Chinnor on Saturday, writes Rob Stevens.

The Blues moved to the top of the table in Hellenic Division One East following their victory at the Chinnor Community Pavilion.

A goal from George Weller gave the visitors the lead heading into the break, before both Aiden Higgs and Dean Allen struck after half-time to secure all three points.

Shone told the Observer: "I was glad to be back in league action and to get three points on the board, but it wasn't a great spectacle in terms of quality.

"The wind and pitch weren't great for football so that made it a testing challenge, but we ground out a result with an efficient performance which was pleasing and all that matters.

"We dominated the ball and I can't remember Chinnor having a clear cut chance, so that's good from our perspective. We were very solid defensively in our performance, plus we scored another three goals."

He continued: "It's our ambition to top the table come the end of the season and we're there now but you get nothing for that. I'd rather be at the top come April and May when it matters.

"We will tick the games off one by one between now and then and it's another step for the boys to take in. Teams will come looking to beat us now but that's nothing new for us."

Burnham turn their attention to the Berks & Bucks Senior Trophy and a home third round tie against Wrightchoice & Unity CSA from the Thames Valley League Premier Division this Saturday (3pm).

Shone commented: "I've spoken with a few people that have played against them this season and they're a young, energetic side that like to play football the right way.

"On paper we should put them to bed but they'll have nothing to lose and everything to gain so will be looking to cause on upset. They've got nothing to fear and will want to test themselves against better opposition.

"We're now a scalp for some teams but, if we perform to the levels we have done for the majority of this season, I see no reason why we can't progress.

"Our attitude has got to be right and we need to stand up and deliver because this is a competition we can go a long way in."