BURNHAM remain top in Hellenic Division One East following their 4-1 win away at Penn & Tylers Green on Saturday, writes Rob Stevens.

A Dean Allen brace gave the Blues a clear lead early on at Spratleys Meadow, before the home side pulled one back through Gary Simpson before the break.

The visitors secured the points after half-time thanks to goals from Andy Biggs and James Tripp.

Burnham manager Paul Shone told the Observer: “It was another victory in the league and another three points, and I’m pleased with the away performance which was good.

“Penn were totally different to the first three games against us, which we expected. They were more defence-minded which frustrated us at times but we deserved the win over the 90 minutes.

“Our quality and fitness came through in the end, so it was a convincing performance. Penn put a shift in and full credit to them but our quality, experience and fitness showed over the 90 minutes.

“We’re scoring goals at will with good pace and attacking threats so teams are going to sit in against us. Penn were much better for it but we picked them off in the end.”

Burnham welcome fourth-from-bottom Woodley United to The Gore this Saturday (3pm).

Shone commented: “Since our old keeper has gone to Woodley they’ve turned a corner. They’re more settled now looking at the team and the performances put in.

“It will be a tough test but we fancy ourselves at home.

“Woodley will come and try to play defence-minded so we’ve got to perform like we have been doing in recent weeks.

“We are there to be shot at now so have got to apply ourselves mentally and physically from minute one to get the result.”

The Blues will be named the Hellenic Team of the Month for October prior to kick-off on Saturday.

Shone said: “It is great for the club. Credit to everyone involved and it’s good to get the accolade.

"It's not just about me or the players but the whole club and what we do on and off the field."